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whats difference between ganglion cyst and neuroma how are they treated if not causing a problem

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Different: A neuroma is a tumor made of nerve and scar tissue. A ganglion cyst is an exvagination of a joint capsule, usually the dorsal joint capsule of the wr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Not the same: A ganglion cyst is formed from a rupture of a synovial capsule. A neuroma is formed from injury to nervous tissue.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Kressel
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause d ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience in Pain Management
Benign mass vs nerve: A ganglion cyst is a benign mass or lump that frequently occurs at the wrist. It can be uncomfortable and unsightly but is not harmful. Carpal tunnel ... Read More
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