Intra-articular ganglion cyst of the knee

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Chronic knee pain while jogging and running.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

2 cm cyst in the posterior intercondylar notch, mainly surrounding the pcl and Humphrey's ligament.

Case Discussion

Ganglion cysts about the knee are rarely found in an exclusively intraarticular location. Cysts in the intercondylar notch are thought to arise from the synovial lining of Hoffa's fat pad or the cruciate ligaments. In this case, there seems to no association with mucoid degeneration of the cruciate ligaments.

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Case information

rID: 17149
Published: 21st Mar 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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