October 1972

Familial Popliteal Cysts in Children

Author Affiliations

Marshfield, Wis
From the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, the Marshfield Clinic and Marshfield Clinic Foundation for Medical Research and Education, Marshfield, Wis.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(4):586-587. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110160124015

The occurrence of popliteal cysts in three children, all first cousins, is presented. To my knowledge, this familial occurrence has not been previously reported. Repeated minor trauma superimposed upon a predisposed structural aberration could cause popliteal cysts as a familial trait.