Volume 21, Issue 3 (Autumn 2014)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2014, 21(3): 377-384 | Back to browse issues page

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Davoudi Y, Darabi N. Evaluation of meniscal fluenceincidence and other menisco-ligamentous injuries in the knee MRIs of patients reffering to Imam Reza MRI center in Mashhad. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2014; 21 (3) :377-384
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1547-en.html
1- department of radiology, faculty of medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran , davoudiy@mums.ac.ir
2- faculty of medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract:   (7574 Views)
Background and Aim: Meniscal flounceis a rare, wavy shaped folding along the free edge of the meniscus that observed in MRI images. This is a feature of transient distortion of a normal meniscus; but it can be regarded as a pseudo- meniscal tear. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the incidence of this normal variant.
Materials and Methods: A total number of1001 knee MRI images were prospectively studied to checkmeniscal flounce and meniscoligamentous injuries in patients referred to Kosar MRI center of Imam Reza hospital in Mashhad (2009-2011).
Results: In this study the most common meniscoligamentous injury was diagnosed in the right medial meniscus (17.8%).
The most common accompanying injuries were theright medial meniscal tear and the right anterior cruciate ligament. The incidence of meniscal fluencewas 1%.
Conclusion: The meniscal flounce observed in MRI images should be carefully interpreted because it can simulate a meniscal tear. This underscores the importance of correlating diagnostic images with clinical signs and symptoms and also avoidance of unnecessary MRI requisition inpatients whom some low probable diagnostic doubt exists.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Radiology
Received: 2013/12/25 | Accepted: 2014/06/18 | Published: 2014/11/26 | ePublished: 2014/11/26

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