Sunday, September 1, 2013

CPPD or ...? Pitfall.

What is the interpretation of the small hyperechoic deposit in the medial meniscus of the knee?


  1. the meniscus is not well shown. the iso - to hyperechoic region is posteriorly of the meniscal vessel. so it is difficult to do a real good interpretation in this static image. send me a dynamic view of, because there are also ligaments around the meniscus and it could be an artefact

  2. you are right it is an probably an artefact; Power Doppler US highlights the presence of a small vessel just above the focal hyperechogenicity, stressing the probability of posterior enhancement due to the presence of blood (water) in the vessel.