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WRIST GANGLIONS


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ganglion cysts are small masses that appear and may grow to varying sizes. The most common type appears on the back side of the wrist. The second most common type appears on the front side of the wrist. Sometimes they get larger and smaller because they are sacs filled with a jelly-like material. The sacs protrude from the wrist joint due to friction from nearby tendons. They are not tumors and cannot do harm to the patient other than producing local symptoms.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients often note the changing size of the masses. Some complain of stiffness, a mild aching pain, or weakness. Most are mainly bothered by seeing the abnormal growth in the body.

EXAMINATION

The size, consistency, mobility, and location of the mass are noted along with any deficits in function of nearby joints or tendons.

ADDITIONAL TESTS: None are needed in advance. The specimen obtained at the time of surgery is sent to the lab for analysis to prove it was a ganglion and not a tumor.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL ELIMINATION BY ARTHROSCOPY SURGICAL ELIMINATION BY INCISION
CONSISTS OF Observation or aspiration Elimination from within the joint Open incision through the skin over the mass
FEATURES Sticking a large needle into the mass in the office may deflate its size Outpatient surgery, fiber optic camera into joint to eliminate the origin of the cyst at the joint level Outpatient surgery, full size incision
ADVANTAGES Avoids surgery Only cut on the body is 2 tiny poke holes Ensures getting the entire lesion including the cyst


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