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A 34-year-old female asked:

Knee mri shows large multiseptated lobulated synovial cyst at tibiofibular joint. what does this usually mean? surgery? could it be cancer?

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Baker`s cyst: No, baker`s cyst is an extension of the synovial cavity and membrane from the knee joint. If it is large and causing pain, decrease knee range of motion, difficulty walking surgical removal helps.
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Dr. David Abrutyn
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Benign: This is a benign cyst; that does not become cancer. If it is causing symptoms it can be aspirated under ultrasound guidance or removed surgically. However typically it is am incidental finding on MRI and can be observed.
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Last updated Jul 25, 2018

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