A 62-year-old female asked:
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How many times should I get aspiration done on my ankle ganglion cyst so that it won't reoccur?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Done: If it reoccurs after one attempt, it is very unlikely that aspiration alone will be a permanent fix. If it is painful, consider having it surgically excised.
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
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