Differentiation between ruptured Baker’s cyst and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Main Article Content

Tanawat Teerasahakoon, MD
Mayura Boonthathip, MD
Chirotchana Suchato, MD

Abstract

In cases of calf pain and swelling, diagnosis by physical examination alone may be difficult. Emergency physicians will need the history and duration of occurrence as well as routine laboratory findings to help them make the decisiom. Initial investigation may begin with ultrasound, followed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We present a case report of using these systems step by step until the diagnosis was established.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
1.
Teerasahakoon T, Boonthathip M, Suchato C. Differentiation between ruptured Baker’s cyst and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). BKK Med J [Internet]. 2012Sep.26 [cited 2020Jul.16];4(1):47. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/238198
Section
Case Report

References

1. Robert SR. Distinguishing Baker’s cyst from DVT. Emergency medicine news 2003;25:14-6.
2. Ward EE, Jacobson JA, Fessell DP, et al. Sonographic Detection of Baker’s Cysts Comparison with MR Imaging. AJR 2001;176: 373-80.