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Ganglion Cyst Aspiration
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
After one ganglion cyst aspiration, if the cyst is small should I still have it aspirated even though it's still there?
How small?: Depends on the size, location, and surgeon. If it's extremely small, it can be hard to get any fluid out, and may not be worth the pain of another aspiration. However, the surgeon who did the first aspiration may feel comfortable since he/she knows where it was the first time. ...Read more
Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?
Tendon irritation: Ganglion cyst represents the traumatic effect of the wrist tendon pulling thru the tendon sheath. If most of the fluid is out, the rubbing effect of tendon movement can cause some pain. Its more effective to do the aspiration and inject several cc kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more
Still there: The ganglion may still be there even though you can't see it. You may also have an additional different problem causing the pain. ...Read more
If my ganglion cyst shrank from 1st aspiration but cyst is still there, should I aspirate another time?
Yes: One could certainly try it again. Cyst aspiration is prone to recurrence. Excision is more effective to get rid of cyst completely and permanently. ...Read more
No: Bruising occurs from bleeding into the soft tissues from trauma such as a needle stick. Aspiration is rarely successful in eliminating a ganglion, do not be surprised if it returns. Success rate is 30% for aspiration, multiple aspirations may increase that to aprox. 50% ...Read more
No, not typical: It should feel better. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
As long as you want: 50% of ganglions disappear on their own without aspiration. ...Read more
See ur surgeon: Odds are that this needs to be removed but u need to be reexamined to make sure the pain is coming from the cyst. ...Read more
Depends: If it doesn't bother you than just leave it alone. If it does then let your doc try an aspriation. I don't recommend smashing them. ...Read more
How quickly can a dorsal ganglion cyst fill up again after aspiration? I just had mine aspirated less than 1 ago and I feel it has already returned.
No limit but....: There is no set number of times that a ganglion can be aspirated. Sometimes they go away with one and sometimes they persist. A persistent ganglion could be an indicator of a rate tumor. It is a good idea to have the fluid expressed from the ganglion examined by a pathologist to see if all the cells in the fluid are clean and healthy. I find it helps to inject a little corticosteroid into the gang. ...Read more
What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.
I have a huge ganglion cyst on the top, right side of my right knee. After four or five aspirations. We finally decided on surgery. Well, I have had it aspirated twice since then (surgery was done in april 2012). The last aspiration removed 50cc of fl
Depends: A lot depends on the location of the ganglion. If on the foot/ankle wear shoes and socks. If on the wrist then long sleeves but this will only work if sleeves are longish and may be uncomfortable. ...Read more
Pain, may resolve: You may have some mild pain, and the cyst may simply resolve. For example, ganglionic cysts in the wrist for example, used to be called bible cysts, as people would use a large book, like a bible to "hit them and rupture them." this of course is not recommended to do nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more
Evaluation, xray, injection, drainage are part of a workup. Many cysts do not hurt so an xray of the joint may give information about this. Old fracture, arthritis, inflammation, an old ligament injury, rheumatoid arthritis, DJD with ganglions see a hand surgeon.
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Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more
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