Nonneoplastic disease
Baker cyst

Topic Completed: 1 December 2018

Minor changes: 25 September 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Baker's cyst [title]

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar V. Baker cyst. website. Accessed May 24th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Also called popliteal cyst
  • Synovial cyst in popliteal space
  • Due to herniation of synovial membrane through posterior joint capsule or escape of joint fluid from bursae
  • Associated with degenerative joint disease, neuropathic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis
Diagrams / tables

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Popliteal cyst

Left popliteal fossa

Case reports
Clinical images

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Baker cysts

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MRI views

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by synovium, may have cartilage in cyst wall
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