Ganglion cyst - knee

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Five years swelling on the lateral aspect of the knee. Surgery 5 months ago. Recurrence 1 month ago. No foot drop.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Soft tissue swelling on the lateral aspect of the knee.


Lobulated anechoic cyst with few thin septa is noted on the lateral aspect of the knee.

Size - 26 x 26 x 17 mm.

It is superficial to lateral collateral ligament which is intact.

Biceps femoris tendon is deep to the posterior part of the cyst.

The common peroneal nerve is about 1 cm posterior to the cyst.

The visualized peripheral part of lateral meniscus - Intact without extrusion.

No neck extension from cyst could be localized.

Case Discussion

Recurrence of ganglion cyst.

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Case information

rID: 19402
Published: 5th Sep 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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