Meniscal tear with parameniscal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bita Abbasi

Presentation

Knee pain following trauma

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Sagittal T2W fat sat images show a complex tear in the anterior horn of lateral meniscus with associated parameniscal cyst.

Effusion is seen in the suprapatellar recess.

Case Discussion

Meniscal cysts can decompress into adjacent soft tissue and produce a parameniscal cyst without associates meniscal tear.

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Case Information

rID: 22774
Case created: 22nd Apr 2013
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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