Intercondylar notch cyst (ACL ganglion cyst)

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Knee pain and swelling with limited movement of 3 weeks duration

Patient Data

Age: 29 years
Gender: Male

A well defined oval shaped cyst is seen related to the femoral insertion of ACL and displays bright signal in T2 and STIR images. Mild joint effusion is noted. The ACL, PCL and menisci are intact.

Case Discussion

Differential considerations of cyst around the knee includes popliteal (Baker) cyst, meniscal cyst, ganglion cyst, cyst within tibial tunnel after ACL reconstruction and joint effusion.

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Case information

rID: 24903
Case created: 18th Sep 2013
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
Tags: knee, cyst
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