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.
Toyama WM. Familial Popliteal Cysts in Children. Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(4):586–587. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110160124015
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.