Meniscal tear and parameniscal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


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

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
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
Case created: 18th Sep 2013
Last edited: 2nd Aug 2016
Tags: knee, trauma
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