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The popliteal cyst

Imbert, Jean-Claude
Verdonk, René
Wirth, Carl Joachim
Published in Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy. 2006, vol. 14, no. 7, p. 623-8
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract A popliteal cyst, originally called Baker's cyst, is a synovial fluid-filled mass located in the popliteal fossa. The most common synovial popliteal cyst is considered to be a distension of the bursa located beneath the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Usually, in an adult patient, an underlying intra-articular disorder is present. In children, the cyst can be isolated and the knee joint normal. The anatomy, etiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, imaging and treatment modalities of the popliteal cyst are presented. The authors try to answer some questions dealing with this condition. Is the cyst isolated, can it be treated as such, is its origin always well-defined and does surgical excision provide a permanent cure?
Keywords Diagnostic ImagingHumansOrthopedic Procedures/methodsPhysician's Practice PatternsPopliteal Cyst/diagnosis/etiology/physiopathology/therapyQuestionnairesTerminology as Topic
PMID: 16362357
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FRITSCHY, Daniel et al. The popliteal cyst. In: Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy, 2006, vol. 14, n° 7, p. 623-8. doi: 10.1007/s00167-005-0028-z https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:36667

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