The prevalence and significance of cyst-like changes at the cruciate ligament attachments in the knee

David B. McLaren, Kenneth A. Buckwalter, Thomas N. Vahey

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Approximately 1% of the total population referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee at our facility have cystic changes at or near the attachment of the anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL, PCL). Cases were collected prospectively from a group of 1710 consecutive knee MR examinations, and a retrospective study analyzed the typical appearance of these cysts and any associated findings. Although most of the cysts were an incidental finding, two were associated with significant adjacent marrow edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-369
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1 1992



  • Cyst
  • Ganglion
  • Knee injuries
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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