Intercondylar notch cyst (ACL ganglion cyst)

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

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
Published: 18th Sep 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: knee, cyst
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