Cyst, Baker
A swelling in the space behind the knee (the popliteal space) composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid that has escaped from the joint. Named after the British surgeon William Morrant Baker (1839-1896). Also called a synovial cyst of the popliteal space.

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  • Baker's cyst — Infobox Disease Name = Baker s cyst ICD10 = ICD10|M|71|2|m|70 ICD9 = ICD9|727.51 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = OMIM mult = MedlinePlus = 001222 eMedicineSubj = radio eMedicineTopic = 72 DiseasesDB = 1224 A Baker s cyst, otherwise known as a popliteal… …   Wikipedia

  • Cyst — This article is about cysts in the body. For the ICAO airport code CYST, see St. Theresa Point Airport. For hard shelled resting stages of some small organisms, see Microbial cyst. Cyst Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Baker's cyst — Ba·ker s cyst bā kərz n a swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis) Baker William Morrant (1839 1896) British physician. Baker spent… …   Medical dictionary

  • Baker cyst — A swelling in the space behind the knee (the popliteal space) composed of a membrane lined sac filled with synovial fluid that has escaped from the joint. Named after the British surgeon William Morrant Baker (1839 1896). Also called a synovial… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cyst — A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material. * * * 1. A bladder. 2. An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material, with a membranous lining. SEE ALSO: pseudocyst. [G. kystis, bladder] adventitious c.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Baker's cyst — a cyst behind the knee resulting from rupture or herniation of the synovial membrane from a knee joint affected by osteoarthritis. [W. M. Baker (1839–96), British surgeon] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Cyst, synovial, of the popliteal space — A swelling in the space behind the knee (the popliteal space). The swelling is composed of a membrane lined sac filled with synovial fluid that has escaped from the joint. Commonly called Baker’s cyst …   Medical dictionary

  • Baker — William M., English surgeon, 1839–1896. See B. cyst. James Porter, U.S. physician, *1902. See Charcot Weiss B. syndrome. John Randal, English zoologist, *1900. See B. pyridine extraction, B. acid hematein …   Medical dictionary

  • William Morrant Baker — ( born October 20, 1839, Andover, Hampshire, England died October 3, 1896, Pulborough, Sussex) was an English physician and surgeon. He first described the condition now known as Baker s cyst.LifeWilliam Morrant Baker was the son of a solicitor… …   Wikipedia

  • popliteal cyst — Baker c …   Medical dictionary

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