Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome

D Chinchure, A Littooij

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:202-4

We describe magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of children with popliteal pterygium syndrome to identify the position of the popliteal artery and peroneal nerve. A nine-year-old boy, with known popliteal pterygium syndrome, had a problem straightening both knees since birth. This was due to bands connecting his hamstrings to his calf muscles. He was referred for magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the position of popliteal arteries and peroneal nerves in relation to the soft tissue bands. The magnetic resonance imaging delineated the position of the popliteal artery and peroneal nerve accurately with respect to the pterygium band. This information is crucial in the preoperative planning of treatment for children with popliteal pterygium syndrome.




D Chinchure、A Littooij