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Dupuytren disease or ganglion cyst, how to know?

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Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Ganglions Have Fluid: A ganglion cyst will light up in the dark with a light (transillumination). Ganglion cysts can be aspirated or ruputured. Dupuyten's is hard and tend be lumps in a linear chain that goes on to contract the fingers.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Dupuytrens is: more superficial in the skin and the tissue just below it. It feels firm as a nodule in the skin. A ganglion in the palm, most common is one off the tendon sheath near the finger palm crease, is deeper, rounder or spherical and at times moves within the layer just below the fascia and subcutaneous tissue and does not "move" with skin./admittedly a learned skill to differentiate these accurately
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
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Dec 3, 2014
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Firmness: Ganglions are soft and fluid filled. Dup is hard nodules and cords. New treatments include needle aponeurotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). http://centraljerseyhand.com

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Cyst swelling : Ganglion cysts are produced when the tendon moves thru its sheath and causes irritation which leads to swelling in the sheath filled with reactionary fluid. Common areas are around the wrist and hand. A sonogram tells whether a swelling has fluid which can then be tapped and cortisone instilled to minimize the chance of recurrence.

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