Meniscal Cyst

Unknown Musculoskeletal Case 6


66 y/o man with knee pain over the medial joint.

Image Findings

A loculated collection of fluid appearing bright on the T2-weighted images extending from the base of the mensicus posteriorly.


Meniscal cysts may develop as a result of a torn meniscus acting as a one-way value for joint fluid to flow into the parameniscal tissues.

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Last modified December 23, 1996
Copyright 1996 Ray Ballinger, University of Florida and VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.