Intercondylar Ganglion Cyst with Mucoid Degeneration of Posterior Cruciate Ligament of Knee: Report of A Rare Case and Review of Literature

 

What to Learn from this Article?

Clinical features and MRI appearance of PCL mucoid degeneration and intercondylar ganglion cyst.


Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 1 | JOCR Jan-Mar 2014 | Page 32-34 | Ahluwalia VV, DayanandaSagar.G, Narayan S, Gupta A

DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.145


Authors: Ahluwalia VV[1], DayanandaSagar.G[1], Narayan S[1], Gupta A[2]

[1]Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sarojini Naidu Medical College Agra, Uttar Pradesh – 282002. India.

[2]Joint Replacement and Arthroscopy Surgeon OJAS Clinic, E-8, Tanki road, Kamla Nagar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh – 282004. India.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr.DayanandaSagar.G, M.B.B.S, Junior Resident-III (M.D.,Radiodiagnosis), Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra. Uttar Pradesh – 282002. India. Ph: +919760021533. Email: drvahluwalia@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: Mucoid degeneration and Ganglion cysts arising from the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) of the knee are rare. The aetiology, clinical features and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of PCL mucoid degeneration and intercondylar ganglion cyst are discussed.

Case Report: We present a 36 year-old male patient who presented with chronic right knee pain for the duration of 5-6 months. No evidence of ligament instability on clinical examination was found. A diagnosis of  PCL mucoid degeneration and intercondylar ganglion cyst was made on MRI.

Conclusion: Mucoid degeneration and ganglion cyst involving PCL are uncommon lesions and represents the spectrum of same pathology. MR imaging is sensitive, specific, accurate and noninvasive, while providing multiplanar imaging and  superior identification of the anatomical and morphological relationship of the synovial tissue to the surrounding structures, an additional intra-articular lesions can also be detected.

Keywords: Ganglion cyst, mucoid degeneration, intercondylar, posterior cruciate  ligament.


How to Cite This Article: Ahluwalia VV, DayanandaSagar.G, Narayan S, Gupta A. Intercondylar Ganglion Cyst with Mucoid Degeneration of Posterior Cruciate Ligament of Knee: Report of A Rare Case and Review of Literature. Journal of Orthopaedic Case ReportsIntercondylar Ganglion Cyst with Mucoid degeneration of posterior Cruciate Ligament of Knee Report of a Rare Case and Review of Literature. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/01/09/2250-0685-145-fulltext/

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