Meniscal tear and parameniscal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Knee pain, swelling and limited movement with history of twisting trauma 2 months ago

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

A horizontal cleavage tear of the medial meniscus associated with multiloculated cyst extending beyond the meniscal confines posteriorly and medially.

Case Discussion

Meniscal and parameniscal cysts occur usually following meniscal tear when the synovial fluid dissect inside the meniscal material (meniscal cyst) and when it extends outside the meniscal it is termed parameniscal cyst.

Differential considerations include intercondylar notch cyst, popliteal cyst, Post ACL graft tibial tunnel cyst and joint effusion.

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Case information

rID: 24904
Published: 18th Sep 2013
Last edited: 9th Feb 2021
Tag: knee, trauma
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