A gelatinous fluid filed, cystic swelling, usually on the dorsum or volar aspect of wrist (sometimes elsewhere). The swelling tends to enlarge in size after repeated movements at the wrist or hand. May become painful sometimes due to pressure on adjacent structures.
The Ganglion cysts in large majority of patients, doesn’t pose a significant health risk. However, any swelling which is persistently enlarging in size, or becomes painful should be excised, and tissue sent for histo-pathology evaluation. It is important to excise the swelling right to the tail connecting it to the joint, otherwise case of recurrence have been reported.
Aspiration of ganglion cysts is commonly performed, however there is high chance of recurrence.Leave a reply →