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Intercondylar Notch Cyst
Andrew Sonin, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Intercruciate cyst, cruciate ganglion
            • Definitions

              • Focal fluid collection located between cruciate ligaments in intercondylar notch

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Reporting Tips

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Guolong M et al: An Intra-tendonous ganglion cyst causing impingement between the anterior cruciate ligament and anterior root of the medial meniscus: a case report. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 5(1):22, 2013
                                      2. Stein D et al: Cysts about the knee: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 21(8):469-79, 2013
                                      3. Steinbach LS et al: Imaging of cysts and bursae about the knee. Radiol Clin North Am. 51(3):433-54, 2013
                                      4. Ghazikhanian V et al: Tibial tunnel and pretibial cysts following ACL graft reconstruction: MR imaging diagnosis. Skeletal Radiol. 41(11):1375-9, 2012
                                      5. Joo YB et al: Symptomatic Posterior Cruciate Ganglion Cyst Causing Impingement between Posterior Root of the Medial Meniscus and Anterior to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament. Knee Surg Relat Res. 24(1):52-5, 2012
                                      6. Mao Y et al: Ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments: a series of 31 cases and review of the literature. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 13:137, 2012
                                      7. Fernandes JL et al: Mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament: magnetic resonance imaging findings of an underdiagnosed entity. Acta Radiol. 49(1):75-9, 2008
                                      8. Marra MD et al: MRI features of cystic lesions around the knee. Knee. 15(6):423-38, 2008
                                      9. Andrikoula SI et al: Intra-articular ganglia of the knee joint associated with the anterior cruciate ligament: a report of 4 cases in 3 patients. Arthroscopy. 23(7):800, 2007
                                      10. Beaman FD et al: MR imaging of cysts, ganglia, and bursae about the knee. Radiol Clin North Am. 45(6):969-82, vi, 2007
                                      11. Sarimo J et al: Intra-articular cysts and ganglia of the knee: a report of nine patients. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 13(1):44-7, 2005
                                      12. Bergin D et al: Anterior cruciate ligament ganglia and mucoid degeneration: coexistence and clinical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 182(5):1283-7, 2004
                                      13. Krudwig WK et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee joint: a report of 85 cases and review of the literature. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 12(2):123-9, 2004
                                      14. McCarthy CL et al: The MRI appearance of cystic lesions around the knee. Skeletal Radiol. 33(4):187-209, 2004
                                      15. Williams HJ et al: Imaging features of intraosseous ganglia: a report of 45 cases. Eur Radiol. 14(10):1761-9, 2004
                                      16. Zantop T et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments: case report and review of the literature. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 123(4):195-8, 2003
                                      17. Kim MG et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee: clinical and MR imaging features. Eur Radiol. 11(5):834-40, 2001
                                      18. Kang CN et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee. Arthroscopy. 15(4):373-8, 1999
                                      19. Bui-Mansfield LT et al: Intraarticular ganglia of the knee: prevalence, presentation, etiology, and management. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 168(1):123-7, 1997
                                      20. Recht MP et al: The MR appearance of cruciate ganglion cysts: a report of 16 cases. Skeletal Radiol. 23(8):597-600, 1994
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Intercruciate cyst, cruciate ganglion
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Focal fluid collection located between cruciate ligaments in intercondylar notch

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Reporting Tips

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Guolong M et al: An Intra-tendonous ganglion cyst causing impingement between the anterior cruciate ligament and anterior root of the medial meniscus: a case report. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 5(1):22, 2013
                                                                          2. Stein D et al: Cysts about the knee: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 21(8):469-79, 2013
                                                                          3. Steinbach LS et al: Imaging of cysts and bursae about the knee. Radiol Clin North Am. 51(3):433-54, 2013
                                                                          4. Ghazikhanian V et al: Tibial tunnel and pretibial cysts following ACL graft reconstruction: MR imaging diagnosis. Skeletal Radiol. 41(11):1375-9, 2012
                                                                          5. Joo YB et al: Symptomatic Posterior Cruciate Ganglion Cyst Causing Impingement between Posterior Root of the Medial Meniscus and Anterior to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament. Knee Surg Relat Res. 24(1):52-5, 2012
                                                                          6. Mao Y et al: Ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments: a series of 31 cases and review of the literature. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 13:137, 2012
                                                                          7. Fernandes JL et al: Mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament: magnetic resonance imaging findings of an underdiagnosed entity. Acta Radiol. 49(1):75-9, 2008
                                                                          8. Marra MD et al: MRI features of cystic lesions around the knee. Knee. 15(6):423-38, 2008
                                                                          9. Andrikoula SI et al: Intra-articular ganglia of the knee joint associated with the anterior cruciate ligament: a report of 4 cases in 3 patients. Arthroscopy. 23(7):800, 2007
                                                                          10. Beaman FD et al: MR imaging of cysts, ganglia, and bursae about the knee. Radiol Clin North Am. 45(6):969-82, vi, 2007
                                                                          11. Sarimo J et al: Intra-articular cysts and ganglia of the knee: a report of nine patients. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 13(1):44-7, 2005
                                                                          12. Bergin D et al: Anterior cruciate ligament ganglia and mucoid degeneration: coexistence and clinical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 182(5):1283-7, 2004
                                                                          13. Krudwig WK et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee joint: a report of 85 cases and review of the literature. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 12(2):123-9, 2004
                                                                          14. McCarthy CL et al: The MRI appearance of cystic lesions around the knee. Skeletal Radiol. 33(4):187-209, 2004
                                                                          15. Williams HJ et al: Imaging features of intraosseous ganglia: a report of 45 cases. Eur Radiol. 14(10):1761-9, 2004
                                                                          16. Zantop T et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments: case report and review of the literature. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 123(4):195-8, 2003
                                                                          17. Kim MG et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee: clinical and MR imaging features. Eur Radiol. 11(5):834-40, 2001
                                                                          18. Kang CN et al: Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee. Arthroscopy. 15(4):373-8, 1999
                                                                          19. Bui-Mansfield LT et al: Intraarticular ganglia of the knee: prevalence, presentation, etiology, and management. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 168(1):123-7, 1997
                                                                          20. Recht MP et al: The MR appearance of cruciate ganglion cysts: a report of 16 cases. Skeletal Radiol. 23(8):597-600, 1994