Acta Scientific Pharmacology

Commentary Volume 2 Issue 11

The Saccular Chine - Vertebral Synovial Cyst

Anubha Bajaj*

Consultant Histopathologist, A.B. Diagnostics, India

*Corresponding Author: Anubha Bajaj, Consultant Histopathologist, A.B. Diagnostics, India.

Received: May 11, 2021; Published:October 15, 2021



Synovial cyst arises as a consequence of herniation of synovial lining through the joint capsule. Generally, joints of proximal and distal extremities are incriminated. Haemorrhage within the synovial cyst may engender a mass-like lesion.

Synovial cyst arising within the popliteal fossa is additionally denominated as popliteal cyst or Baker’s cyst. Cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst commonly arises due to localized trauma to abutting soft tissue and is layered by metaplastic cuboidal or pseudostratified columnar synovial epithelium.



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Citation: Anubha Bajaj. “The Saccular Chine - Vertebral Synovial Cyst".Acta Scientific Pharmacology 2.11 (2021): 02-06.


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