Posterior Tibial Neuropathy by a Baker’s Cyst: Case Report


Baker's cysts are rare cause of peripheral nerve entrapment and only a few cases of tibial nerve entrapment resulting from the popliteal cyst in the calf muscle have been reported in the literature. We present a case of rheumatoid arthritis complicated by a Baker's cyst with a tibial nerve entrapment. It is important to diagnose a Baker's cyst early and to differentiate it from thrombophlebitis, a popliteal aneurysm, tumor or muscle tear to effect optimal therapy and to obviate a potential neuropathy. Prompt recognition of these cases may save the patients unnecessary procedures and delay in treatment.

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@inproceedings{Lee2000PosteriorTN, title={Posterior Tibial Neuropathy by a Baker’s Cyst: Case Report}, author={Ji-Hyun Lee and Jae Bum Jun and Choong-Hyeok Choi and Si-Bog Park and Dae Hyun Yoo and Eun-kyung Hong and Sang Yoon Kim}, booktitle={The Korean journal of internal medicine}, year={2000} }