Speckled anterior horn of lateral meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Mohamad Ibrahim Alfaham


Knee pain. No trauma or operations

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

MRI Knee

  • Speckled high T2 signal foci in the medial cuts of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus.
  • Denuded patellar articular cartilage.

Case Discussion

The speckled appearance of the anterior horn of lateral meniscus is due to insertion of ACL fibers into the medial aspect of the anterior horn lateral meniscus. This is a normal variant, which could be mistaken as degeneration or a tear.

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Case information

rID: 39576
Published: 10th Sep 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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