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Ganglion cysts of the wrist

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Journal
Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
1531-0914
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
2
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DOI: 10.1053/jssh.2002.33318

Abstract

Abstract The ganglion cyst is the most common soft-tissue mass of the hand and wrist. The etiology remains unclear, but it is thought to involve mucoid degeneration. Presenting complaints include pain, tenderness, and deforming mass. Treated nonsurgically, ganglion cysts have a high rate of recurrence. Knowledge of regional anatomy is essential for safe surgical excision. Complete excision of the cyst and pedicle as well as a swath of surrounding joint capsule minimizes the risk for recurrence. Copyright © 2002 by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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