Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion cysts are typically round or oval non-cancerous lumps that develop mainly along the tendons or joints of the wrists or hands. Though these occur in various locations such as the top and underside of the wrist, the end joint of a finger, and at the base of a finger, these cysts are most frequently seen on the back of the wrist. Also known as Bible cysts, they are more common in women, between the ages of 20 and 50.

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Comprehensive Ganglion Cyst Surgery Treatment

Diagnosis is typically based on the location of the lump and its appearance. You doctor may recommend X-rays to rule out other conditions, such as arthritis or a bone spur, and occasionally and MRI or ultrasound is indicated, if diagnosis is questionable or your provider needs help to differentiate a benign ganglion cyst from a more worrisome tumor of the hand or wrist.

Surgery is an option, if the cyst is cosmetically displeasing or interferes with function; however, rarely do ganglion cysts actually cause pain. This surgical procedure involves excision of the cystic sack, removing the fluid of the cyst along with a part of the involved joint capsule or tendon sheath, and the root of the ganglion. For wrist ganglion cysts, doctors may follow traditional open or arthroscopic techniques. The patient will have some discomfort for several days after this small, outpatient procedure, and will need to “take it easy” for 6 weeks after surgery.

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