Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 488–490 | Cite as

Tibial nerve intraneural ganglion cyst in a 10-year-old boy

  • Judy H. SquiresEmail author
  • Kathleen H. Emery
  • Neil Johnson
  • Joel Sorger
Case Report


Intraneural ganglion cysts are uncommon cystic lesions of peripheral nerves that are typically encountered in adults. In the lower extremity, the peroneal nerve is most frequently affected with involvement of the tibial nerve much less common. This article describes a tibial intraneural ganglion cyst in a 10-year-old boy. Although extremely rare, intraneural ganglion cysts of the tibial nerve should be considered when a nonenhancing cystic structure with intra-articular extension is identified along the course of the nerve. This report also details the unsuccessful attempt at percutaneous treatment with US-guided cyst aspiration and steroid injection, an option recently reported as a viable alternative to open surgical resection.


Intraneural ganglion cyst Tibial nerve MRI Child 


Conflicts of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy H. Squires
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kathleen H. Emery
    • 2
  • Neil Johnson
    • 2
  • Joel Sorger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Division of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Division of OrthopedicsCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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