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I have a cyst in my left knee close to the medial meniscus. there is no meniscus tear (confirmed via mri & arthroscopy). could it be a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Brett Spain answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

It could be a ganglion, although meniscal cysts are relatively common, and the difference is probably not important. Speak to your orthopedist if you are in pain to explore your treatment options.

Answered Jan 2, 2018

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

A meniscal cyst is a well-defined cystic lesion located along the peripheral margin of the meniscus, a part of the knee, nearly always associated with horizontal meniscal tears. But some time developed without meniscus tear, I have seen myself several times. Our could a ganglion cyst also. Good luck.

Answered Dec 10, 2013

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Dr. Shahid Rafique answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The location you have mentioned is more likely to be a cyst of the meniscus. A ganglion cyst of the joint is possible but knee is a very uncommon location for it.

Answered Apr 22, 2013

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