Cysts, geodes, and erosions

Laura W. Bancroft, Jeffrey J. Peterson, Mark J. Kransdorf

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Subchondral cystic lesions are common features that are associated with many arthropathies and synovial-based processes. Although not comprehensive in scope, this article correlated the pathophysiology and imaging features of several of these disorders to better understand the associated subchondral lucencies. The imaging features of these subchondral cystic lesions were described in each process, and, in some cases, demonstrated overlapping features. By becoming familiar with the disease processes and recognizing the imaging appearances and associated clinical findings, the radiologist will be better able to differentiate these benign entities from more aggressive processes, such as tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-87
Number of pages15
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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