Hoffa's fat pad ganglion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Increasing left knee pain and swelling for 9 months, which started after trauma to the knee.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

A lobulated fluid signal cystic lesion is noted within the medial aspect of the infra-patellar Hoffa's fat pad with a downward extension around the medial aspect of the patellar tendon. It measures 21 x 33 x 45 mm in its maximal diameter.

Small Baker's cyst measuring about 8 x 21 mm also is seen at the posteromedial aspect of the knee joint.

Patella chondromalacia as cartilage fraying associated with subchondral cystic changes is seen at the medial facet joint.

Case Discussion

Hoffa's fat pad ganglion cyst with a downward extension.

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Case information

rID: 64106
Published: 8th Nov 2018
Last edited: 8th Nov 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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