Patients with articular disease may have presumptive signs and symptoms of thrombophlebitis caused by dissection or rupture of a popliteal cyst. Ten patients had inflammatory or infectious arthritis and this syndrome. Joint scanning, after intra-articular injection of iodinated I 131 serum albumin, provided a simple, definitive, and innocuous technique for establishing the diagnosis.
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