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Case Report
Volume 4, Issue 12 (December Issue)

Anatomic Variant from Link between Medial Meniscus and Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Report in Young Adult

Cristiana Fanciullo1, Maria Giovanna Atria2, Alberto Aliprandi1 and Eugenio Annibale Genovese3*

1Department of Radiology, Zucchi Clinical Institute, Monza, Italy

2Department of Radiology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

3Medical Clinical Institute Intermedica-Columbus, Milano/University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

*Corresponding author: Eugenio Annibale Genovese, Medical Clinical Institute Intermedica-Columbus, via Buonarroti 48, Milano, Italy. E-mail: eugenio.genovese@uninsubria.it

Received: November 02, 2022; Accepted: November 16, 2022; Published: December 15, 2022

Citation: Fanciullo C, Atria MG, Aliprandi A, Genovese EA. Anatomic Variant from Link between Medial Meniscus and Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Report in Young Adult. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2022; 4(12): 286.

Abstract

Menisci congenital anomalies are rare morphologic abnormalities. The most frequently observed meniscal abnormality is discoid meniscus. Other congenital malformations including ring-shaped meniscus, accessory meniscus, double-layered meniscus, hypoplastic meniscus, and insertional abnormality are rare. The most frequently affected femoro-tibial compartment is the lateral one. We discuss a case of a 20 year-old male patient, whose Magnetic Resonance Imaging showed a bridging accessory bundle connecting the posterior cruciate ligament with the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. To the best of our knowledge the meniscal variation presented in this study was not described in any other study on meniscal abnormalities before. The recognition of meniscus variants is important as they can be misinterpreted for meniscal fragments or more significant pathology on magnetic resonance images.

Keywords: Knee; MRI; Anatomical meniscus variants