Scientific article

Kystes poplités : approches étiologique et thérapeutique

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 432, p. 1211-1215
Publication date2014

In children and adults, a popliteal cyst frequently coexists with an intra-articular disorder of the knee. Its mode of presentation consists of a palpable mass at the level of the popliteal fossa. The cyst is a recess of the synovial cavity of the knee, often associated to a chronic effusion. In children, the etiology may be primary with a development directly from the medial gastrocnemius-semimembranous bursa. In adults, it is usually secondary to degenerative or inflammatory disease of the knee. A communication between the intraarticular space and the cystic cavity can be often found. The aim of this study is to review epidemiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment options.

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BILLIERES, Julien, LASCOMBES, Pierre François Marie, PETER, Robin. Kystes poplités : approches étiologique et thérapeutique. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 432, p. 1211–1215.
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