Ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments

MR findings with clinical correlation

Guo Shu Huang, Chian-Her Lee, Wing P. Chan, J. A M Taylor, Chun Jen Hsueh, Chun Jung Juan, Cheng-Yu Chen, J. S. Yu

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the MR findings of ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments in correlation with clinical findings. Material and Methods: We reviewed 12 patients with ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments obtained from a medical record of 4153 consecutive patients referred for knee MR examinations. All patients presented with chronic knee pain and 4 had restriction of knee motion. The MR imaging findings of the cysts were evaluated and correlated with clinical manifestations. Results: Seven ganglion cysts were found in the posterior cruciate ligaments and 5 in the anterior cruciate ligaments. All cysts were lobulated (n = 7) or fusiform (n = 5) in shape, 1.8-4.5cm in size, along the posterior surface in the proximal or distal end of the ligaments. Ten patients had arthroscopic resection or aspiration of their cysts, became symptom free and had no recurrence on follow-up MR examinations. Two cysts reduced in size spontaneously by conservative treatment. Conclusion: MR imaging can offer useful information in detection and diagnosis of patients with chronic knee pain due to ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments. The size and location of the ganglion cysts can attribute to the clinical manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalActa Radiologica
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002

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Keywords

  • Arthroscopy
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Knee, ligament
  • MR imaging

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments : MR findings with clinical correlation. / Huang, Guo Shu; Lee, Chian-Her; Chan, Wing P.; Taylor, J. A M; Hsueh, Chun Jen; Juan, Chun Jung; Chen, Cheng-Yu; Yu, J. S.

In: Acta Radiologica, Vol. 43, No. 4, 07.2002, p. 419-424.

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Huang, Guo Shu ; Lee, Chian-Her ; Chan, Wing P. ; Taylor, J. A M ; Hsueh, Chun Jen ; Juan, Chun Jung ; Chen, Cheng-Yu ; Yu, J. S. / Ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments : MR findings with clinical correlation. In: Acta Radiologica. 2002 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 419-424.
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