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Case 14133

The lost fragment: an unusual case of a meniscal tear

Author(s)
Macleod IA, Patel SR

Queens Medical Centre; Derby Road NG7 2UH Nottingham; Email:iain.macleod@nuh.nhs.uk
 
Patient
male, 40 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Coronal SPAIR of the knee

    MRI showed a truncated lateral meniscus with no meniscal tissue laterally in the compartment

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagittal SPAIR of the knee

    The sagittally oriented acquisitions show an absent anterior horn of the lateral meniscus

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal system; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagitatal SPAIR of the knee

    More lateral sagittal acquisition showing the meniscal fragment posterior to the popliteal tendon (open white arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
MRI showed a truncated lateral meniscus with no meniscal tissue laterally in the compartment
 
The sagittally oriented acquisitions show an absent anterior horn of the lateral meniscus
 
More lateral sagittal acquisition showing the meniscal fragment posterior to the popliteal tendon (open white arrow)
 
 
 
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