Gas-like radiolucencies in a popliteal cyst

B. C. McLeod, J. R. Charters, A. K. Straus, K. N. Kuo

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A 71-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis complained of pain and swelling in the left calf. X-ray examination of the calf disclosed radiolucencies suggestive of soft tissue gas; however, subsequent investigation revealed no evidence of infection and an arthrogram showed a dissected popliteal cyst in the area of the gas. Gas-like radiolucencies in a popliteal cyst are an unusual finding which has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalRheumatology International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Baker's cyst
  • Popliteal cyst
  • Pseudothrombophlebitis
  • Soft tissue gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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