Re: Re: MCQ...

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Posted by Veronica from IP on November 21, 2013 at 03:16:35:

In Reply to: Re: MCQ... posted by Dermguy on November 15, 2013 at 16:14:08:

This is a Baker's cyst, which results from knee joint swelling, which causes herniation of synovium through
the capsule of the knee joint posteriorly, or from distention of the semimembranosus bursa. Most of these
cysts connect into the knee joint. They may also extend downward into the calf muscles.Because they
produce pain and swelling behind the knee and in the upper calf, Baker's cysts can be mistaken for deep
venous thrombosis (DVT). One of the causes of Baker's cyst is overuse of the knees (gardener), in these
settings we suspect Baker's cyst more than DVT, should evaluate with US and MRI both of these methods
can distinguish between the two.

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