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October 1972

Familial Popliteal Cysts in Children

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.