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Baker Cyst
Ryan K. L. Lee, MBChB, FRCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    TERMINOLOGY

    • Synonyms

      • Popliteal cyst, popliteal synovial cyst
        • Baker cyst is preferred term since popliteal cyst can also refer to periarticular ganglion cyst or parameniscal cyst
    • Definitions

      • Fluid distension of gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa

    IMAGING

    • General Features

      • Radiographic Findings

        • MR Findings

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • Imaging Recommendations

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                    • Microscopic Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Shah A et al: A diagnostic approach to popliteal fossa masses. Clin Radiol. 72(4):323-337, 2017
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Imaging

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Synonyms

                                      • Popliteal cyst, popliteal synovial cyst
                                        • Baker cyst is preferred term since popliteal cyst can also refer to periarticular ganglion cyst or parameniscal cyst
                                    • Definitions

                                      • Fluid distension of gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa

                                    IMAGING

                                    • General Features

                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                        • MR Findings

                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                      • Presentation

                                                        • Demographics

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                              • Consider

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Shah A et al: A diagnostic approach to popliteal fossa masses. Clin Radiol. 72(4):323-337, 2017