Popliteal cyst in child

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Swelling on posterior aspect of knee. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

A soft tissue density seen posterior to the knee joint.


A cyst noted in the popliteal region, between the medial head of the gastrocnemius and the semimembranosus tendon.

Case Discussion

Findings favor popliteal cyst

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