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Anteromedial meniscofemoral ligament of the knee: CT and MR features in 3 cases.
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PMID:  19202997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 3 cases of AnteroMedial MeniscoFemoral Ligament (AMMFL) fortuitously demonstrated during knee imaging in three patients. This rare normal variant of insertion of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus consists of an anomalous fibrous band distinctly covering the whole length of the anterior cruciate ligament to attach the anterior horn of the medial meniscus to the posterolateral wall of the femoral intercondylar fossa. AMMFL was diagnosed during arthro-CT in two patients and clearly identified during knee MR imaging in a third patient. The two cases demonstrated during arthro-CT--one prospectively and the other retrospectively--were confirmed during therapeutic arthroscopy. We illustrate the anomaly, discuss its controversial clinical significance and review the literature.
B Coulier; O Himmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0302-7430     ISO Abbreviation:  JBR-BTR     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-10     Completed Date:  2009-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888280     Medline TA:  JBR-BTR     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinique St Luc, Rue St Luc 8, B-5004 Bouge, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / radiography
Arthroscopy / methods
Knee Injuries / radiography,  surgery
Knee Joint / abnormalities,  radiography,  surgery
Ligaments, Articular / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Menisci, Tibial / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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