Bakers Cyst

That is thick! WHy is it called a bakers cyst?

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  1. Wow, maple syrup anyone?

  2. Ewwwww! Why does this one make me sick?

  3. Innaffitoften says:

    poppin, in answer to your question, kind of anyway:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bakers-cyst/DS00448

  4. Nice find popintime!!! So it’s a ganglion cyst of the leg?

  5. Bakers Cyst = Bakers YEAST? Just a guess.

  6. Hey, Boo-Boo. Let’s get us some honey!
    OK, Yogi!

  7. from Wikipedia – A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a benign swelling of the semimembranous bursa found behind the knee joint. It is named after the surgeon who first described it, Dr. William Morrant Baker (1838-1896).[1]

    This is not a “true” cyst, as an open communication with the synovial sac is often maintained.

  8. jelly like clear stuff w/a hint of yellow? Mmmm, is it also known as a ganglion?

  9. This reminds me of an ‘oil cyst’ (per the dr.) that I had in my right breast. Before surgically removing it, they tried to drain it in the office first. But, once the HUGE needle was in, the liquid coming out was so thick that it was barely moving through. So, they ended up having to cut it out. Once it was opened, it seriously was almost like the consistency of clear caulk….very, very thick but not chunky like jello. Very odd….But cool! This one made me think of it….

  10. Thanks for the link Inna. I learned something new. That’s what I like about this site. Entertaining & educational.

  11. The name of the cyst is in memory of the physician who originally described the condition, the British surgeon William Morrant Baker (1839-1896).

  12. Shudder. I have loose ligaments, so I tend to get Bakers cysts in my knees and ganglions in my wrists. I wouldn’t mind going so much to go under the knife to get some nasty pus removed, but I prefer physical therapy for my joint problems!

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