Ruptured popliteal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Acute onset of non-traumatic calf pain followed by oedema for 2-3 days.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Thin rim of fluid was noted in calf and mid third of leg in subcutaneous plane. Collapsed cyst in calf passes to deeper aspect towards joint.

Case Discussion

One month back ultrasound of the lower limb arterial tree was done which revealed a popliteal cyst of 23 x 18 x 10 mm size. Hence, a ruptured popliteal cyst was diagnosed. Deep venous thrombosis was ruled out, which is the primary differential for this.

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Case Information

rID: 12199
Case created: 30th Oct 2010
Last edited: 22nd Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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