synovial cyst

Summary

Summary: Non-neoplastic tumor-like lesions at joints, developed from the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE of a joint through the JOINT CAPSULE into the periarticular tissues. They are filled with SYNOVIAL FLUID with a smooth and translucent appearance. A synovial cyst can develop from any joint, but most commonly at the back of the knee, where it is known as POPLITEAL CYST.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Lumbar synovial cysts of the spine: an evaluation of surgical outcome
    Amir M Khan
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 18:127-31. 2005
  2. ncbi Synovial cyst in a posterior lumbar joint associated with sacralization at L5. Description of a case
    M Mariconda
    Cattedra di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, , Catanzaro
    Chir Organi Mov 86:65-8. 2001
  3. ncbi [Suprascapular nerve entrapment by a ganglion cyst: a case report]
    Rifat Erginer
    Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpaşa Tip Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dali, Istanbul
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 37:73-8. 2003
  4. ncbi Postsurgical ossified extradural cyst of the lumbar spine: a case report
    H Saito
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Meijo Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:386-8. 1996
  5. ncbi Recurrent cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst
    Kalyan M Chakravarthy
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 103:e42-4. 2007
  6. ncbi Haemorrhagic synovial cyst of the posterior cruciate ligament: a case report
    Sibin Surendran
    Department of Orthopedics, Daejeon St Mary s Hospital, 520 2, Daehung Dong, Jung Gu, Daejeon, 301 723 Korea
    Knee 14:55-8. 2007
  7. doi Hemorrhagic synovial cyst: the possible role of initial trauma and subsequent microtrauma in its pathogenesis: case report
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:E858-65; discussion E865. 2011
  8. pmc Spontaneous hemorrhage into a lumbar synovial cyst
    Marta Cicuendez
    Departamento de Neurocirugia, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Av Andalucia km 5 4, 28041 Madrid, Spain
    Eur Spine J 19:S190-2. 2010
  9. doi Microsurgical excision without fusion as a safe option for resection of synovial cyst of the lumbar spine: long-term follow-up in mono-institutional experience
    A Landi
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neurosurg Rev 35:245-53; discussion 253. 2012
  10. ncbi Unusual presentation of a ganglion cyst of the temporomandibular joint: case report and distinction from synovial cyst
    Ziad A Ali
    University of Texas Houston Medical School, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Houston, TX 77096, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 64:1300-2. 2006

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  1. ncbi Lumbar synovial cysts of the spine: an evaluation of surgical outcome
    Amir M Khan
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 18:127-31. 2005
    ..Our aim was to study the outcomes and results of surgically treated patients with synovial cysts of the lumbar spine in our institution...
  2. ncbi Synovial cyst in a posterior lumbar joint associated with sacralization at L5. Description of a case
    M Mariconda
    Cattedra di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, , Catanzaro
    Chir Organi Mov 86:65-8. 2001
    ..A rare case of synovial cyst of the posterior joint of L5-S1 associated with sacralization of L5, a congenital anomaly that determines ..
  3. ncbi [Suprascapular nerve entrapment by a ganglion cyst: a case report]
    Rifat Erginer
    Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpaşa Tip Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dali, Istanbul
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 37:73-8. 2003
    ..A year after the operation recurrence of the lesion was detected. Arthroscopic control showed no intrarticular lesion. The patient still experiences minimal pain from time to time...
  4. ncbi Postsurgical ossified extradural cyst of the lumbar spine: a case report
    H Saito
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Meijo Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:386-8. 1996
    ....
  5. ncbi Recurrent cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst
    Kalyan M Chakravarthy
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 103:e42-4. 2007
    Reported here is the first case of a recurrent cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst (CMSC)...
  6. ncbi Haemorrhagic synovial cyst of the posterior cruciate ligament: a case report
    Sibin Surendran
    Department of Orthopedics, Daejeon St Mary s Hospital, 520 2, Daehung Dong, Jung Gu, Daejeon, 301 723 Korea
    Knee 14:55-8. 2007
    ..We report here on a case of haemorrhagic synovial cyst arising from the posterior cruciate ligament with extension into the posterior compartment of the knee joint...
  7. doi Hemorrhagic synovial cyst: the possible role of initial trauma and subsequent microtrauma in its pathogenesis: case report
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:E858-65; discussion E865. 2011
    ..The pathogenesis of these cysts are unclear, and risk factors that may contribute to hemorrhagic complications are largely unknown...
  8. pmc Spontaneous hemorrhage into a lumbar synovial cyst
    Marta Cicuendez
    Departamento de Neurocirugia, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Av Andalucia km 5 4, 28041 Madrid, Spain
    Eur Spine J 19:S190-2. 2010
    ..These cysts generally appear in the context of degenerative lumbar spinal disease. Few cases of spontaneous hemorrhage into synovial cysts have been reported in the literature...
  9. doi Microsurgical excision without fusion as a safe option for resection of synovial cyst of the lumbar spine: long-term follow-up in mono-institutional experience
    A Landi
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neurosurg Rev 35:245-53; discussion 253. 2012
    ....
  10. ncbi Unusual presentation of a ganglion cyst of the temporomandibular joint: case report and distinction from synovial cyst
    Ziad A Ali
    University of Texas Houston Medical School, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Houston, TX 77096, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 64:1300-2. 2006
  11. ncbi Symptomatic epidural hematoma caused by lumbar synovial cyst rupture: report of two cases and review of the literature
    Scott D Wait
    Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St Joseph s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Neurosurgery 56:E1157; discussion E1157. 2005
    ..Hemorrhagic rupture of a juxtafacet cyst and the resulting epidural hematoma may cause chronic and/or acute cauda equina compression...
  12. ncbi Synovial cyst of the transverse ligament of the atlas in a patient with os odontoideum and atlantoaxial instability
    H Chang
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Uijongbu St Mary s Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Kyunggi Do, Korea
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:741-4. 2000
    ..OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnosis and successful treatment of a synovial cyst arising from the transverse ligament in a patient with os odontoideum and atlantoaxial instability...
  13. ncbi Intra-articular synovial cyst of the knee joint: a case report
    Takatomo Mine
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 18:248-50. 2010
    Synovial cysts occur secondary to injury, mucinous degeneration or tumours. We report a patient with snapping of the knee joint caused by a synovial cyst located near the patellofemoral joint which developed as a result of minor trauma.
  14. ncbi [Synovial cyst of the temporomandibular joint]
    R Moatemri
    Service de stomatologie et chirurgie maxillofaciale, CHU Sahloul, 4054 Sousse, Tunisie
    Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac 108:241-2. 2007
    A 30-year-old patient presented with a left painful pre-auricular tumefaction for one year. CT-scan suggested the diagnosis of temporomandibular synovial cyst or first branchial cleft cyst. This was confirmed by surgery.
  15. doi Synovial cyst of the temporomandibular joint: a case report and literature review
    A Spinzia
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 40:874-7. 2011
    ..The authors report a case of a synovial cyst of the TMJ in a 45-year-old woman...
  16. ncbi Proximal tibiofibular joint synovial cyst--one pathology with three different presentations
    S M Javad Mortazavi
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Imam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 14:875-9. 2006
    ..We report three cases of such synovial cysts: (1) the synovial cyst presented as an asymptomatic lump distal to lateral joint line of the knee; (2) the synovial cyst presented as ..
  17. ncbi Spontaneous resolution of an intraspinal synovial cyst
    Paul G Swartz
    University Diagnostic Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 3301 Alumni Drive, Tampa, FL 33512 9413, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 24:1261-3. 2003
    We report a case of lumbar facet joint synovial cyst at L5-S1 with clinically significant radicular pain diagnosed by means of MR imaging. This cyst spontaneously resolved, as determined on follow-up MR images obtained 18 months later...
  18. ncbi Double synovial cyst of the proximal tibiofibular joint confirmed by MRI as a cause of the peroneal tunnel syndrome
    H I Pećina
    Department of Radiology Clinical Hospital Sestre Milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia
    Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech 75:301-5. 2008
    The aim of this case report is to present an unusual double synovial cyst that arose from the proximal tibiofibular joint compressing the peroneal nerve in the peroneal tunnel and was unrecognized at the beginning...
  19. doi Technical and imaging report: fluoroscopic guidance for diagnosis and treatment of lumbar synovial cyst
    Jacob J Rauchwerger
    Pain Management Center of Long Island, Long Island, New York 11570, USA
    Pain Pract 11:180-4. 2011
    ..This case report is the first to document the fluoroscopically-guided management of a lumbar synovial cyst in the pain medicine literature and highlights the knowledge and technical skills required when treating such ..
  20. ncbi Giant synovial cyst of knee treated arthroscopically through a cystic portal
    Gautam M Shetty
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, South Korea
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 16:175-8. 2008
    ..We describe a case of giant synovial cyst arising from the left knee and extending to the medial proximal calf in a 77-year old female who presented ..
  21. doi Large suprapatellar synovial cyst in a 12-year-old girl: arthroscopic decompression
    Tomislav Crnkovic
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, General County Hospital of Pozega, Pozega, Croatia
    J Pediatr Orthop B 19:114-7. 2010
    In this study, we present a case of a very rare and large suprapatellar synovial cyst of the knee, which was successfully treated with an arthroscopic intra-articular decompression...
  22. ncbi Lumbar facet joint synovial cyst: percutaneous treatment with steroid injections and distention--clinical and imaging follow-up in 12 patients
    N J Bureau
    Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Hopital Saint Luc, 1058 Saint Denis St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 3J4
    Radiology 221:179-85. 2001
    ..To determine the imaging characteristics of lumbar facet joint synovial cysts after percutaneous treatment with steroid injections and distention of the cyst and to correlate these findings with the clinical outcome...
  23. ncbi An unusual presentation of synovial cyst of the right knee
    K K Solanki
    Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Rotorua, New Zealand
    Intern Med J 33:387-8. 2003
  24. pmc A hypothetical correlation between hyaluronic acid gel and development of cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst
    Francesco Inchingolo
    Department of Dental Sciences and Surgery, General Hospital, Bari, Italy
    Head Face Med 6:13. 2010
    ..Consequently, we made an external incision to remove the neoplasm: histological examination of the capsule revealed it to be a cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst.
  25. ncbi Cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst
    Charoen Choonhakarn
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Srinagarind Hospital Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
    J Dermatol 30:480-4. 2003
    Metaplastic synovial cyst of the skin is a recently recognized entity characterized by an intradermal nodule that usually occurs at the site of previous surgical trauma...
  26. ncbi [Arthroscopic treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia]
    C Dumontier
    Institut de la Main, 6, square Jouvenet, 75016 Paris, France
    Chir Main 25:S214-20. 2006
    ..This variability in the recurrence rate also exists with open techniques. The only prospective and randomized study available to date found no differences between the two techniques, according to the recurrence rate...
  27. ncbi Combined femoral and obturator neuropathy caused by synovial cyst of the hip
    Moritz Stuplich
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse 30, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 32:552-4. 2005
    ..Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging disclosed a large synovial cyst of the underlying hip joint in the extrapelvic part of the iliopsoas and external obturator muscles, with ..
  28. ncbi Arthroscopic resection of wrist ganglia
    C Mathoulin
    Institut de la Main, Clinique Jouvenet, 75016 Paris, France
    Hand Surg 9:159-64. 2004
    ..There were no complications. We had four recurrences. For the palmar cysts, our average follow-up was 26 months (range 12-39 months). There have been no recurrences to date...
  29. ncbi The treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia by radical excision
    N R Clay
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham
    J Hand Surg Br 13:187-91. 1988
    ..Two ganglia have recurred and clinical review of 52 (84%) of the cases has shown that persistent discomfort following excision is not uncommon. One patient appears to have developed scapholunate instability...
  30. ncbi Cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst
    Rebeca Goiriz
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:180-1. 2005
  31. ncbi Anterior wrist ganglion
    T W Wright
    Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905
    J Hand Surg Am 19:954-8. 1994
    ..Because of a large number of recurrences after nonoperative treatment, surgical excision is recommended as the primary definitive treatment for anterior wrist ganglions Aspiration and injection may provide palliative relief of symptoms...
  32. ncbi Cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst: unusual presentation with "a bag of worms"
    Yu Chih Lin
    Department of Dermatology, National Taiwan University Hospital, and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Dermatol Surg 29:198-200. 2003
    Cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst (CMSC) is a rare cystic tumor that is unfamiliar to most dermatologists. A traumatic history usually precedes its onset. CMSC is often misdiagnosed as suture granuloma clinically...
  33. ncbi Metaplastic synovial cyst in male breast
    Pratistadevi K Ramdial
    Department of Pathology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Ann Diagn Pathol 9:219-22. 2005
    Metaplastic synovial cyst (synovial metaplasia of the skin) refers to a cyst lined by a membrane resembling hyperplastic synovial villi...
  34. doi Cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: report of a second case
    Andrea Guala
    Pediatria, Ospedale Castelli, ASL 14 Regione Piemonte, Verbania, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 30:59-61. 2008
    A cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst is a rare entity that is probably caused by trauma or surgery. We report the second case of cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst in a child with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome...
  35. ncbi Conservative management of wrist ganglia. Aspiration versus steroid infiltration
    G W Varley
    Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 22:636-7. 1997
    ..Almost all ganglia which recurred after one aspiration did not resolve with further aspirations. After aspiration and explanation of the benign nature of ganglia, only a quarter of patients requested surgical treatment...
  36. ncbi Reevaluation of the cause of the wrist ganglion
    H K Watson
    Connecticut Combined Hand Service, Hartford Hospital
    J Hand Surg Am 14:812-7. 1989
    ..Persistent symptoms after ganglion excision should lead one to suspect underlying scaphoid instability...
  37. ncbi Isolated synovial cyst of the acromio-clavicular joint associated with joint degeneration and an intact rotator cuff
    George M Kontakis
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Crete, University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece
    Acta Orthop Belg 73:515-20. 2007
    ..The lesion was proved to be a synovial cyst. Eighteen months postoperatively, the patient was asymptomatic and no recurrence of the cyst was evident.
  38. ncbi Knee synovial cyst presenting as iliotibial band friction syndrome
    M L Costa
    The Institute of Orthopaedics, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UZ, UK
    Knee 11:247-8. 2004
    ..the case of a 28-year-old competitive runner with iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome associated with a synovial cyst. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not demonstrate a fluid collection...
  39. doi Articular ganglia of the volar aspect of the wrist: arthroscopic resection compared with open excision. A prospective randomised study
    Lorenzo Rocchi
    Hand Surgery Division, Department of Orthopedics, Gemelli Hospital of Rome, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 42:253-9. 2008
    ..Midcarpal volar ganglia, however, should still be treated by open operation...
  40. ncbi Resolution of a synovial cyst of the lumbar spine without surgical therapy -- a case report
    C Ewald
    Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Klinikum der Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany
    Zentralbl Neurochir 66:147-51. 2005
    ..We present the history of a patient suffering from sciatic pain caused by a synovial cyst at the level of L4/5, and we describe the spontaneous remission of the cyst, discussing the radiological and ..
  41. ncbi Transient femoral nerve palsy associated with a synovial cyst of the hip in a patient with spinal cord injury
    K P Robinson
    Arthroplasty Unit, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 89:107-8. 2007
    ..An MRI scan confirmed a synovial cyst originating from the left hip joint, lying adjacent to the femoral nerve...
  42. ncbi Intra-articular cysts and ganglia of the knee: a report of nine patients
    Janne Sarimo
    Mehiläinen Sports Trauma Research Center, Kauppiaskatu 8, 20100 Turku, Finland
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 13:44-7. 2005
    ..We believe that intra-articular cysts and ganglia of the knee can be symptomatic, and excellent or good results after cyst removal can be expected especially when there is little additional pathology...
  43. ncbi Lumbar synovial joint hematoma in a patient on anticoagulation treatment
    Ali Nourbakhsh
    Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0165, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E300-2. 2007
    ..Case report...
  44. ncbi Intraspinal lumbar synovial cysts: diagnosis and surgical management
    R Indar
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex, UK
    Surgeon 2:141-4. 2004
    ..Lumbar synovial cysts are a common association of facet joint degenerative disease. However, it is relatively rare for these cysts to cause symptoms of radiculopathy and nerve root compression...
  45. ncbi A ligamentum flavum hematoma presenting as an L5 radiculopathy
    Kadir Kotil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Haseki Educational and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Clin Neurosci 14:994-7. 2007
    ..The most common cystic lesion in the lumbar spine is synovial cyst associated with the facet joints, but ligamentum flavum hematoma should be included in the differential ..
  46. pmc MRI findings in the lumbar spines of asymptomatic, adolescent, elite tennis players
    F Alyas
    Department of Radiology, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, UK
    Br J Sports Med 41:836-41; discussion 841. 2007
    ..To describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in the lumbar spine in asymptomatic elite adolescent tennis players, to serve as the baseline for a future prospective longitudinal cohort study...
  47. doi Multilevel bilateral calcified thoracic spinal synovial cysts
    Rami Almefty
    Semmes Murphey Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Tennessee 38120, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:473-7. 2008
    ....
  48. doi Treatment of labral tears with associated spinoglenoid cysts without cyst decompression
    Cecilie P Schroder
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lovisenberg Deaconal Hospital, Lovisenberggt 17, 0440 Oslo, Norway
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:523-30. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to prospectively assess whether labral repair alone would lead to cyst resolution and pain relief...
  49. ncbi Myelopathic presentation of cervical juxtafacet cyst: a case report
    Erich Talamoni Fonoff
    Neurosurgical Division, Department of Neurology, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:E538-41. 2004
    ..Case report...
  50. ncbi A ganglion cyst that developed from the infrapatellar fat pad of the knee
    Erhan Yilmaz
    Department of Orthopaedics, Firat University, Medical Faculty, Elazig, Turkey
    Arthroscopy 20:e65-8. 2004
    ..At the 1-year follow-up examination, the patient's left knee was completely asymptomatic with full range of motion and no recurrence. Ganglion cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intra-articular masses...
  51. ncbi Synovial cysts of the thoracic spine
    Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
    Departments of Neurologic Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 1:52-7. 2004
    ..They also review the literature to discuss the potential factors involved in the pathogenesis of this lesion...
  52. ncbi Lumbar synovial cysts: a review of diagnosis, surgical management, and outcome assessment
    Nancy E Epstein
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 17:321-5. 2004
    ..Motor and sensory signs usually reflect the anatomic location of the synovial cyst and the level of resultant maximal lumbar stenosis...
  53. ncbi [What is your diagnosis? Answer to March e-quid]
    K Ben Mahfoudh
    Service d Imagerie Medicale, Hopital Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia
    J Radiol 89:524-6. 2008
  54. ncbi Lumbar synovial cyst as a cause of low back pain and acute radiculopathy: a case report
    Andreas T Kouyialis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Evangelismos General Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    South Med J 98:223-5. 2005
    ..The cyst was removed, and histopathology revealed a synovial cyst.
  55. ncbi Treatment of patients with spinoglenoid cysts associated with superior labral tears without cyst aspiration, debridement, or excision
    Thomas Youm
    Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California 90045, USA
    Arthroscopy 22:548-52. 2006
    ..To describe a case series of 10 consecutive patients with spinoglenoid cysts and associated superior labral tears treated by labral repair performed by the same surgeon without formal cyst aspiration, debridement, or excision...
  56. ncbi Microsurgical treatment of juxta facet cysts of the lumbar spine
    Robert Deinsberger
    Department of Neurosurgery, Landesklinikum St Pölten, Propst Führerstrasse 4, A 3100 St Pölten, Austria
    J Spinal Disord Tech 19:155-60. 2006
    ..Juxta facet cysts are a common cause of low back and radicular pain. They are mostly associated with degenerative facet joints and spondylolisthesis. The study focuses on long-term outcomes after microsurgical treatment without fusion...
  57. ncbi Juxta-facet hematoma
    Chisako Fukuda
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tenri Hospital, 200 Mishima cho Tenri, Nara, 632 8552, Japan
    J Orthop Sci 12:597-600. 2007
  58. ncbi Diagnosis and management of juxtafacet cysts
    Haroon Fiaz Choudhri
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 20:E1. 2006
    ..Surgical therapy should be focused on decompression of the lesions causing nerve root compression and the accompanying symptoms, while recognizing that instability requiring fusion may be present in some but not all cases...
  59. ncbi Lumbar foraminal and far lateral juxtafacet cyst of intraspinal origin
    Markus F Oertel
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Surg Neurol 66:197-9; discussion 199. 2006
    ..We report the unique case of a lumbar intra-, trans-, and extraforaminal JFC to illustrate the rare location and unusual presentation and discuss its anatomical variants, diagnostic difficulties, and therapeutic consequences...
  60. ncbi Migrating lumbar facet joint cysts
    Francesco Palmieri
    Department of Radiology, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital, Oswestry, England, UK
    Skeletal Radiol 35:220-6. 2006
    ..When they migrate away from the joint of origin, they cause diagnostic problems...
  61. ncbi Synovial cysts associated with cauda equina syndrome in two dogs
    Franck Forterre
    Small Animal Clinic, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany
    Vet Surg 35:30-3. 2006
    ..To report synovial cysts associated with cauda equina syndrome in 2 dogs...
  62. ncbi Bilateral complete discoid medial meniscus combined with posterior cyst formation
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Longoni, 83, 00155, Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 15:266-8. 2007
    ..To the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first case of bilateral medial discoid meniscus associated with posterior portion cyst formation...
  63. ncbi Unusual appearance of lumbar facet synovial cyst and differential diagnosis
    Mustafa Kemal Demir
    Radiology 245:300; author reply 300. 2007
  64. ncbi A synovial cyst in the cervical spine causing acute spinal cord compression
    Christophe McGuigan
    Department of Neurology, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Neurology 65:1293. 2005
  65. ncbi Lumbar synovial cyst
    Diane W Braza
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84:911-2. 2005
  66. ncbi Lumbar hemorrhagic synovial cysts: diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment. Report of 3 cases
    Alessandro Ramieri
    Orthopaedic Service, Don Gnocchi Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Surg Neurol 65:385-90, discussion 390. 2006
    ..To define the etiologic, clinical, histological, and surgical features of lumbar hemorrhagic synovial cysts (LHSCs). Three personal cases are reported together with a review of the pertinent literature...
  67. doi MRI of degenerative cysts of the lumbar spine
    K Khalatbari
    Department of MRI, Iran Gamma Knife Centre, Iran University of Medial Sciences Kamrani Charity Foundation, and Department of Orthopaedics, Rassoul Akram University Hospital, Tehran, Iran
    Clin Radiol 63:322-8. 2008
    ..These cysts have been categorized using various combinations of topographic and pathological characteristics and by their attachment to or communication with a specific spinal structure...
  68. pmc "Juxtafacet cysts", a misleading name for cystic formations of mobile spine (CYFMOS)
    Petros Christophis
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 29, 35385 Giessen, Hessen, Germany
    Eur Spine J 16:1499-505. 2007
    ..A surgical intervention is the best treatment for these cysts if they cause a compression of nerve roots or/and of the spinal cord...
  69. ncbi [Juxta-facet cysts as a differential diagnosis for lumbar neuralgia]
    K St Delank
    Orthopädische Universitätsklinik zu Köln
    Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 142:410-4. 2004
    ..The aim of the current investigation it was to evaluate the incidence, clinical symptoms and the results of surgical treatment of lumbar juxta-facet cysts...
  70. ncbi Bilateral medial meniscal cysts in a 15-year-old girl
    Craig N Lippe
    Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania 16550, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 34:195-7. 2005
  71. ncbi The significance of increased fluid signal on magnetic resonance imaging in lumbar facets in relationship to degenerative spondylolisthesis
    Christopher Chaput
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Scott and White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX 76508, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1883-7. 2007
    ..Retrospective radiographic review of consecutive patients with universally applied standard...
  72. ncbi Synovial cysts of the lumbar facet joints in a symptomatic population: prevalence on magnetic resonance imaging
    Anthony J Doyle
    Radiology Department, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:874-8. 2004
    ..A retrospective review of 303 MRI scans of the lumbar spine was conducted...
  73. ncbi Patient outcome after resection of lumbar juxtafacet cysts
    C S Banning
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:969-72. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Juxtafacet cysts are an uncommon cause of radiculopathy. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice with low rates of complications, recurrences, and residual complaints...
  74. ncbi Arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision in the anterolateral aspect of the knee
    Francesco Franceschi
    Università Campus Bio Medico, Policlinico Universitario, Cattedra di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Roma, Italy
    Arthroscopy 19:E32. 2003
    ..From that portal, we were able resect the cyst, opening the wall and shaving and aspirating the myxoid fluid...
  75. ncbi Unusual facet cyst containing struvite and hydroxyapatite
    M Grantham
    Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Skeletal Radiol 30:57-9. 2001
    ..We postulate that there was a prior infection of the facet with urease-producing bacteria, thus accounting for the production of the struvite within the facet cyst...
  76. ncbi An unusual case of meniscal hematoma mimicking a medial meniscal cyst
    Ko Hsiu Lu
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arthroscopy 18:E22. 2002
    ..A literature search found no previous report of it before. Treatment with arthroscopic intra-articular decompression alone is enough. We discuss the possibility of its pathogenesis and treatment...
  77. ncbi [Results after resection of juxta-facet-cysts - Which role does a segmental instability play?]
    J Franke
    Orthopadische Universitatsklinik, Otto von Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 127:497-502. 2002
    ..Between 01. 01. 1998 and 31. 03. 2001 9 patients were operated on a synovial cyst or a ganglion of the facet joint at our department...
  78. ncbi [Arthroscopic treatment of a Hoffa ligament cyst]
    M Koubaa
    Service de Chirurgie Generale, centre hospitalo universitaire de Monastir, 5000 Monastir, Tunisie
    Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 88:721-4. 2002
    ..We recall the different epidemiologic, pathogenic, clinical and radiological aspects of this condition and emphasize the importance of MRI for the differential diagnosis with other tumors...
  79. ncbi Bilateral symptomatic synovial cysts of the lumbar spine caused by calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease: a case report
    Anirudh A Gadgil
    Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedics Hospital, Oswestry, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:E428-31. 2002
    ..A case of bilateral symptomatic facet joint synovial cysts arising in association with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease is reported...
  80. ncbi Far lateral extraforaminal lumbar synovial cyst: report of two cases
    Loi K Phuong
    Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:505-7; discussion 507-8. 2002
    We present two cases of a far lateral extraforaminal synovial cyst at the L5-S1 level of the spine. Neither case was diagnosed as a synovial cyst before surgery because of their atypical location...
  81. ncbi Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments: case report and review of the literature
    Thore Zantop
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Michaelisstr 1, 24105 Kiel, Germany
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 123:195-8. 2003
    ..Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee joint are rare. We report on three ganglion cysts of the cruciate ligaments: Two were intercruciate, and one was located around the posterior cruciate ligament...
  82. ncbi [Lumbar intraspinal juxtafacet cysts: MR imaging and CT-arthrography]
    G Schmid
    Klinik fur Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, St Josef Hospital, Ruhr Universitat Bochum
    Rofo 174:1247-52. 2002
    ..To present data on the MR imaging appearance of lumbar intraspinal juxtafacet cysts (JFC) and to assess the importance of additional CT arthrography...
  83. doi Neurological picture. An unusual cause of cord compression: synovial cyst of the thoracic spine
    A Pratesi
    Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Radiodiagnostic Section, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:947. 2008
  84. ncbi Minimally invasive surgical treatment of lumbar synovial cysts
    Faheem A Sandhu
    Section of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:107-11; discussion 111-2. 2004
    ..Surgical treatment is directed at complete excision of the cyst. We used minimally invasive surgical techniques for a series of patients, to assess the effectiveness of this approach for resection of synovial cysts...
  85. ncbi Lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts: conservative management and review of the world's literature
    Rinoo V Shah
    Physiatry Service, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Spine J 3:479-88. 2003
    ..Lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts are an important cause of axial and radicular spine pain. Controversy about nonsurgical versus surgical treatment persists...
  86. ncbi Ganglion of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. A report of three cases
    Shinji Nishikawa
    Department or Orthopaedic Surgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki City, Aomori, Japan
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1560-3. 2003
  87. pmc Lumbar facet synovial cyst
    N V Deshmukh
    Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest
    Postgrad Med J 79:419, 423-4. 2003
  88. doi Spinal synovial cysts: clinical and therapeutic considerations
    J Schroder
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Clinics Münster, Munster, Germany
    Zentralbl Neurochir 69:125-8. 2008
    ..Synovial cysts are an important differential diagnosis in lumbar radiculopathy...
  89. ncbi Magnetic resonance imaging of a thoracic intraspinal synovial cyst
    R C Fritz
    San Francisco Neuro Skeletal Imaging, Daly City, California
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:487-90. 1994
    ..Recognition of the characteristic imaging findings of an intraspinal synovial cyst resulted in the correct preoperative diagnosis despite the unusual location of this lesion at T9-10.
  90. ncbi The diagnostic effect from axial loading of the lumbar spine during computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with degenerative disorders
    J Willen
    Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Goteborg, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:2607-14. 2001
    ..Patients with low back pain, sciatica, and neurogenic claudication were observed during computed tomographic myelography or magnetic resonance imaging in psoas-relaxed position and axially compressed supine position of the lumbar spine...
  91. ncbi [Imaging in rheumatology]
    M Backhaus
    Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Rheumatologie und Klinische Immunologie, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 127:1897-903. 2002
    ..Hot spots" are seen in locations of high bone turn over. Scintigraphy is also helpful to localize or exclude inflammation...
  92. ncbi Predicting outcome in the surgical treatment of lumbar radiculopathy using the Pain Drawing Score, McGill Short Form Pain Questionnaire, and risk factors including psychosocial issues and axial joint pain
    Rand M Voorhies
    Southern Brain and Spine, LLC, East Jefferson General Hospital, 3601 Houma Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006, USA
    Spine J 7:516-24. 2007
    ..Nevertheless this straightforward surgical procedure is not universally successful, and the results are often independent of technical factors...
  93. ncbi Intraspinal cyst communicating with the intervertebral disc in the lumbar spine: discal cyst
    K Chiba
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:2112-8. 2001
    ..A retrospective case study of patients with intraspinal cyst having a distinct connection with the corresponding intervertebral disc...
  94. ncbi Tumor-like meniscal cyst
    Nikolaos Roidis
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Arthroscopy 23:111.e1-6. 2007
    ..The pathologic findings revealed a synovial cyst. Intra-articular synovial cysts are uncommon, nonsymptomatic, and mostly incidental findings on magnetic ..
  95. doi Bipartite atlas with os odontoideum and synovial cyst: case report and review literature
    Chong Weng
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E568-75. 2010
    ..Case report and review of the literature...
  96. ncbi Symptomatic hematoma of lumbar facet joint: joint apoplexy of the spine?
    Kotaro Nishida
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe Rosai Hospital, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:E206-8. 2003
    ..A case report...
  97. ncbi Unrecognized pneumothorax as a cause of intraspinal air
    C Khodadadyan
    Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Free University of Berlin, Rudolf Virchow Medical Center, Germany
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:838-40. 1995
    ..In most cases, intraspinal air is associated with degenerative disc disease, epidural abscess, or synovial cyst, or it follows iatrogenic manipulation...
  98. ncbi Unexpected ulnar nerve schwannoma. The reasonable risk of misdiagnosis
    S Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche ed Oncologiche, sez Chirurgia Plastica e Ricostruttiva, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Acta Chir Plast 49:77-9. 2007
    ..An appropriate degree of awareness is necessary for the inclusion of peripheral nerve tumors as a differential diagnosis of an upper extremity mass...
  99. ncbi MR imaging of lipoma arborescens and the associated lesions
    Joan C Vilanova
    Magnetic Resonance Unit, Ressonància Girona, Clinica Girona, Lorenzana, 36, 17002 Girona, Spain
    Skeletal Radiol 32:504-9. 2003
    ..To describe the typical features of lipoma arborescens on MR imaging with pathologic correlation and to evaluate the associated lesions within the joints...
  100. pmc Rare ligamentum flavum cyst causing incapacitating lumbar spinal stenosis: Experience with 3 Chinese patients
    Alexander Pak Hin Chan
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Orthop Surg Res 5:81. 2010
    ..This disease is distinct from synovial cyst of the facet joints or ganglion cysts, both intraoperatively and histopathologically...
  101. pmc Ganglion cyst of the posterior longitudinal ligament causing lumbar radiculopathy
    Sung Min Cho
    Department of Neurosurgery, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea
    J Korean Neurosurg Soc 47:298-301. 2010
    ..These patients underwent posterior decompression and cysts were excised, and their sciatic symptoms were completely resolved. Histological examination showed typical features of ganglion cysts in these cases...

Research Grants46

  1. Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity
    Donald C Hood; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These same techniques can enable the ophthalmologist to monitor the health of these cells and, thus the effectiveness of alternative treatments. ..
  2. MEASURE OF RECEPTOR AND POST RECEPTOR ACTIVITY
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..monkeys in which INL activity is pharmacologically dissected, b. normal human subjects, c. patients with disease of the INL, and d. mathematical work. ..
  3. TESTS OF MODELS OF RETINAL DISEASE ADAPTATION
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This could be especially valuable in assessing retinal function of patients with heterogeneous damage as in retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. ..
  4. Tests of Models of Retinal/Optic Nerve Diseases&Adaption
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Finally, patients with acute optic neuritis will be followed with behavioral and mVEP techniques. An attempt will be made to understand the recovery o vision following optic neuritis (ON). ..
  5. Studying models and mechanisms of optic nerve diseases
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The experiments under Aim 4 are designed to improve on the currently available methods of recording and analyzing the multifocal VEP. The aim is to improve the efficacy of the multifocal VEP technique in the clinic. ..
  6. Studying models and mechanisms of optic nerve diseases
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The experiments under Aim 4 are designed to improve on the currently available methods of recording and analyzing the multifocal VEP. The aim is to improve the efficacy of the multifocal VEP technique in the clinic. ..
  7. Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We propose as part of aim 3 to improve our understanding of these relationships as well as to improve our analysis of visual field data. ..
  8. MEASURE OF HUMAN RECEPTOR AND POST-RECEPTOR ACTIVITY
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Thus, we propose to develop a model of the human ERG that encompasses the activity of the inner nuclear layer as well as the receptors...
  9. TESTS OF MODELS OF RETINAL DISEASE AND ADAPTATION
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The data will be analyzed within the context of recent models of cone systems, models based on recent physiology...
  10. TESTS OF MODELS OF RETINAL DISEASE AND ADAPTATION
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Finally, we intend to obtain a better understanding of the relative involvement of the rod and different cone mechanisms in retinitis pigmentosa and in progressive cone dystrophy...