We describe a surgical treatment for popliteal cyst in a 41-year-old woman affected by diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the knee with extra-articular spreading. The treatment consists of an arthroscopic synoviectomy followed immediately by an open removal of the cyst. At 28-month follow-up, the patient is asymptomatic and no evidence of recurrence of PVNS has been seen. We believe that this double surgical approach may reduce the probability of recurrence of PVNS.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2004|
- Pigmented villonodular synovitis
- Popliteal cyst
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine