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Video 10-08: Baker’s cyst

From: Pocket Guide to POCUS: Point-of-Care Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Sometimes a dilated anechoic structure in the popliteal fossa is assumed to be a deep vein thrombus, when in actuality it is a baker’s cyst. This video shows a baker’s cyst and demonstrates the irregular course and beginning and end that allows differentiation of a cyst from the vessels. Most importantly, the depth of this video prevents identifying the anchoring anatomy needed to confirm that the popliteal vein and artery are being examined.

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