type of cyst

Baker's Cyst

Baker's cyst: An overview of this cyst and its effect on health

What is a Baker's cyst? A Baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cavity that forms behind the knee. It is a benign (non-malignant) formation and is usually not painful. The cyst is associated with the joint and may result from excessive synovial fluid formation or inflammation of the joint. It is named after British surgeon William Morrant Baker, who...