Computed tomography of a meniscal cyst

Orthopedics. 1987 Nov;10(11):1569-72.


A meniscal cyst of the knee is a rare lesion, and a palpable large meniscal cyst is even more rare. This article suggests that CT scan demonstrates clear location, size, contents, and connection of the cyst with meniscus and peripheral tissue. By a combination of arthrography and CT scan, detection of the cysts in zone 3 (parameniscal area) is possible with ample demonstration of whether the cyst is associated with a meniscal tear. This provides a guideline in determining the treatment of the lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthrography
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Menisci, Tibial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*