Friday, July 10, 2009

Left knee effusion and popliteal cyst

An 18 years old Malay female came for a left knee ultrasound scanning. She has been experiencing left knee pain for 1 month due to sports. She has limited flexion of her left knee, with severe pain feel in squad position. She had experienced trauma in her left knee when she was 15.
Ultrasound showed significant knee effusion noted in suprapatelar bursa associated with synovial thickening. Posterior fossa shows the presence of popliteal cyst, measures: 1.14cm (H) x 2.72cm (W) x 3.86cm (L).

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