What is the role of aspiration in the workup of cystic lesions of the knee?

Updated: Dec 29, 2018
  • Author: David M Gonzalez, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Aspiration of the cystic mass can be useful in some situations, although recurrence of the cyst is common. Bursal cysts that occur secondary to trauma often respond to aspiration and injection of corticosteroids.


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