Arthroscopic Treatment of an Intra-Articular Hemangioma in the Posterior Compartment of the Knee

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2014 May;100(3):337-9. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2013.12.018. Epub 2014 Mar 25.


We report the case of a 37-year-old patient presenting with knee pain and recurrent effusion without instability due to an intra-articular hemangioma in the posterior compartment of the knee. MRI showed features suggesting a diagnosis of hemangioma. Arthroscopic excision of the tumor was performed and the diagnosis was confirmed histologically. There was no recurrence after 5 years of follow-up.

Keywords: Arthroscopy; Hemangioma; Knee.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthroscopy / methods*
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / pathology
  • Knee Joint / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging