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ganglion cyst aspiration recovery
A 33-year-old member asked:
Very simple: Local anesthesia to the skin, get big gage needle and aspirate the ganglion. It is very thick like and hard to aspirate.
Ganglion aspiration: The skin over the cyst is prepped, and a needle is inserted through the skin into the cyst. This can also be done using ultrasound.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid.
Dr. Scott Grover answered
26 years experience General Surgery
Joint Fluid: A ganglion cyst is a collection of thick joint lubrication fluid that has gotten outside of the joint. Commonly seen on the wrist and the knee ( call ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Needle: A sterile needle is stuck into the cyst through the skin. The thick, viscous fluid is aspirated , emptying the cyst till it is collapsed.
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Aspiration: It is the method used to drain (remove fluid) from a ganglion cyst. A needle attached to a syringe is used to puncture the cyst and the fluid is suck ... Read More
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