Nerve Cysts and Joint Relationship

Nathan P. Young, Robert J. Spinner

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We review the spectrum of mononeuropathies caused by extraneural (EG) and intraneural (IG) ganglia and their pathogenesis according to the unifying articular (synovial) theory. Peroneal neuropathy at the knee is highlighted as the most common mononeuropathy due to IG. These cysts are an underrecognized cause of common peroneal neuropathy and a prototype for understanding the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy due to ganglia in all locations. The clinical, electrophysiologic, and imaging presentations are discussed to facilitate the diagnosis of peroneal IG as well as other mononeuropathies due to ganglia at other sites for physicians in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPain, Treatment, Injury, Disease and Future Directions
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128026953
ISBN (Print)9780128026533
StatePublished - Apr 23 2015


  • Intraneural ganglia
  • MR arthrogram
  • MRI
  • Mucinous cysts
  • Peroneal nerve
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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