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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992

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Ligaments
Cysts
Knee
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Incidental Findings
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Edema
Retrospective Studies
Bone Marrow
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Population

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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The prevalence and significance of cyst-like changes at the cruciate ligament attachments in the knee. / McLaren, David B.; Buckwalter, Kenneth; Vahey, Thomas N.

In: Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 21, No. 6, 08.1992, p. 365-369.

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