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Subchondral cysts of the tibia secondary to osteoarthritis of the knee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2353215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subchondral cysts of the tibia secondary to osteoarthritis of the knee are not usually seen on radiographs. When present, they are typically small and present no diagnostic difficulty. Two cases of unusually large subchondral lesions of the medial tibial plateau are presented. The lesions were well defined and lay adjacent to the medial tibial cortex with their long axes in the sagittal plane. Both were associated with moderate medial compartment osteoarthritis. Additional information obtained from computed tomography indicated that these lesions were subchondral cysts secondary to osteoarthritis rather than tumors or other tumor-like conditions.
S J Ostlere; L L Seeger; J J Eckardt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0364-2348     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-19     Completed Date:  1990-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California Medical Center, Los Angeles.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bone Cysts / etiology,  radiography*
Knee Joint / radiography*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / complications*,  radiography
Tibia / radiography*

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