Slow flow vascular malformation - popliteus muscle

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right medial knee/proximal-most leg region recurrent pain, swelling for the last few years. Pain - swelling appeared after few hours in standing position.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined, lobulated, anechoic - hypoechoic lesion involving popliteus muscle. There are tubular channels in the lesion. There are few tiny echogenic foci in the lesion - phleboliths. On compression, there is flow in few of the tubular channels in the lesion. There is no obvious lesion extension into the knee joint.

Case Discussion

A young male presented with a history of pain and swelling on the medial aspect of the knee after standing for a few hours. Ultrasound findings favor slow flow vascular malformation involving the popliteus muscle.

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Case information

rID: 63588
Published: 10th Oct 2018
Last edited: 11th Oct 2018
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