December 2019

Two patients with a mass in the knee

Clinical Info

Two elderly patients examined for SONOZORG a primary care ultrasound facility with palpable masses in the knee one on the medial and one on the lateral side. Note that the masses are painless.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

2 patients with a mass in the knee

The first patient has a multiloculated mass on the lateral side of the knee.
The first patient has a multiloculated mass on the lateral side of the knee.
The mass is in close relation with the meniscus
The mass is in close relation with the meniscus
Another image of the mass in close relation with the meniscus
Another image of the mass in close relation with the meniscus
The mass is not vascularized
The mass is not vascularized
This is an image of the medial side that shows degenerative changes.
This is an image of the medial side that shows degenerative changes.
This is the medial meniscus of the other patient with a tear.
This is the medial meniscus of the other patient with a tear.
There is protrusion of the meniscus and a small cyst
There is protrusion of the meniscus and a small cyst
This is an image of the meniscal cyst of the second patient.
This is an image of the meniscal cyst of the second patient.
This is the meniscus of another patient. If you are lucky you can find the cyst and the meniscal tear in one image.
This is the meniscus of another patient. If you are lucky you can find the cyst and the meniscal tear in one image.

Conclusion

The mass lesions proved to be caused by meniscal cysts which are often the result of a meniscal tear or severe meniscal degeneration.


Details

  • Body part: Knee

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System