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Synovial cysts of the knee: CT evaluation.
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PMID:  3964937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight patients with synovial cysts about the knee were studied by computed tomography (CT). Six of the eight patients had cysts in atypical locations, four medial and two anterior. Knee arthrography, performed on five patients, demonstrated the cyst in only two cases. In all patients CT defined the location and extent of the cyst, demonstrating the following benign features: a well-defined homogeneous mass with attenuation values approximating that of water, preservation of adjacent soft-tissue planes, and absence of bone involvement. The authors conclude that CT is useful in the evaluation of a suspected synovial cyst when its position is atypical or when arthrography fails to demonstrate or completely delineate the cyst. CT provided diagnostic accuracy and determination of the optimal operative approach.
M Schwimmer; G Edelstein; J P Heiken; L A Gilula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-15     Completed Date:  1985-01-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Knee Joint / radiography*
Middle Aged
Synovial Cyst / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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