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A 33-year-old female asked:

Mri shows cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur and small joint effusion. could this be causing my constant pain and can cyst be drained/treated?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
There are many: types of "cystic" bone lesions and most do not represent true fluid-filled cysts. Some types of these lesions are completely innocuous and require no treatment, others can be more serious. So it is difficult to render an opinion without evaluating the images or at least knowing the specific description in the MRI report.

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Last updated May 21, 2016

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