Ghost meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Trauma to the knee with swelling ? meniscal tear

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Radial tear of the medial mensical body, seen well in the sagittal and axial planes.

On a particular slice of the coronal plane (directly through the tear) it looks as though the mensicus is absent with a mere bright residual shell hence the term "ghost".

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Case Information

rID: 34610
Case created: 1st Mar 2015
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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