Popliteal cysts in children differ from those in adults.
They are considered to be less frequent and usually appear in the absence of intra-articular lesions.
However, their prevalence in asymptomatic children is unknown.
We present a prospective epidemiological study of 168 asymptomatic children under 15 years of age hospitalised for various pathologies.
Children with knee problems and rheumatic diseases were excluded from the study.
The children were examined ultrasonographically with a 7.5 MHz linear scanner.
A popliteal cyst could be identified in 4 patients.
The prevalence of asymptomatic popliteal cysts was thus 2.4%. For 2 of these patients, we obtained magnetic resonance image of the knee which showed no concommitant intra-articular pathology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Kyste synovial, Bourse poplité, Asymptomatique, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Exploration, Imagerie ultrasonore, Diagnostic, Enfant, Homme, Revue bibliographique, Etude longitudinale, Bursite, Membre inférieur, Genou pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Juxtaarticulaire pathologie, Exploration ultrason
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Synovial cyst, Popliteal bursa, Asymptomatic, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Exploration, Ultrasound imaging, Diagnosis, Child, Human, Bibliographic review, Follow up study, Bursitis, Lower limb, Knee disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Juxtaarticular disease, Sonography
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