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Diffuse intrasubstance signal abnormalities of the posterior cruciate ligament: the counterpart of the mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament? A case series.
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PMID:  19202998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this report seven cases of diffusely altered signal intensity of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. The abnormalities resemble those of mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and are associated with it in six cases. Although mucoid degeneration of the ACL is an increasingly reported entity, with well-established imaging criteria at MRI, to the authors' knowledge similar findings were never described before for the PCL. It is hypothesized that these abnormalities of the cruciate ligaments are similar in nature, probably related to degenerative changes of the connective tissue.
S L Viana; J L Fernandes; J L Mendonça; F M Freitas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
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:  245-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department, Clínica Radiológica Vila Rica, SHLS 716, Centro Clínico Sul, Brasília, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / pathology*
Connective Tissue Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Joint Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Knee Joint / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Pain / etiology
Posterior Cruciate Ligament / pathology*
Range of Motion, Articular

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