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Ganglion Cyst of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Report

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Author(s): Mahmut Yener | Ayhan Aşkın

Journal: Türkiye Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
ISSN 1302-0234

Volume: 56;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 207;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Knee | posterior cruciate ligament | ganglion cyst | ultrasound-guided aspiration

ABSTRACT
Ganglion cysts are benign cystic lesion arising from the tendon sheath and joint capsule. Intraarticular ganglia of the knee are rare and cysts originating from the posterior cruciate ligament are uncommon compared to those growing out of the anterior cruciate ligament. Mostly, they are accidentally found during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or arthroscopy. MRI is recognized as the gold standard in characterizing cystic lesions around the knee. Treatment modalities including arthroscopic resection, ultrasound- and computed tomography-guided aspiration have been described. We aimed to present a case of ganglion cyst associated with the posterior cruciate ligament, treated by aspiration under ultrasound guidance. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2010;56:207-9.
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