Ruptured popliteal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Complaining of sudden onset of diffuse pain full swelling in left calf 15 days ago. ?DVT.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Collection between subcutaneous plane and muscle in calf region (callipers). Collapsed popliteal cyst (arrow) is seen near medial head of gastrocnemius.

No DVT was seen in left lower limb.

Case Discussion

DVT and ruptured popliteal cysts are common differential diagnosies for acute calf pain and swelling.

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Case information

rID: 10007
Published: 7th Jun 2010
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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