Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion Cyst Excision

ganglion cyst

Non-Surgical Treatment Can Result in an Average 35% Cure Rate

The origin of ganglion cysts is unclear but they are commonly associated with degenerative conditions of soft tissue or bone. They may occur adjacent to joints, tendons, fascial planes, and within bone.

When these lesions occur near a joint, there is often osteoarthritis seen on the xray. Once confirmed, the cyst may be treated with aspiration and injection with cortisone, which should lead to resolution in about 35% of the cases.

Causes

The origin of ganglion cysts is unclear but they are commonly associated with degenerative conditions of soft tissue or bone. They may occur adjacent to joints, tendons, fascial planes, and within bone.

Symptoms

Symptoms can include the following:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Limited range of motion
  • Interference with gait
  • Difficulty putting on shoes

Most ganglion cysts can be definitively diagnosed based on a careful history and physical examination. By history the lesion has a tendency to both increase and decrease in size over time. On exam, ganglion cyst typically has superficial location, and may be adjacent to a joint. When these lesions occur near a joint, there is often osteoarthritis seen on the xray. The mass is soft when the nearby joint is relaxed, and becomes firm when the nearby joint or muscle is tensed.

Treatment

Non surgical treatment includes:

  • Aspiration
  • Steroid injection
  • Compression splint

Surgical treatment can be performed in clinic or an outpatient surgery center, dependant on the size and location of the mass. When the procedure is done in clinic, the patient benefits for convince and cost savings. Reoccurrence is possible with any treatment option selected.

If you have a ganglion cyst, FDFAC can help. Call today and schedule your ganglion cyst treatment, and get rid of the condition once and for all.

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