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How do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

How do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

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. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

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


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Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ganglion cyst aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ganglion cyst aspiration?

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

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After one ganglion cyst aspiration, if the cyst is small should I still have it aspirated even though it's still there?

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

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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?

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?

May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. ...Read more

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Should i get a second aspiration of my ganglion cyst?

Should i get a second aspiration of my ganglion cyst?

No: Aspiration of ganglion cysts has a low success rate, if the first aspiration was unsuccessful i would not recommend a second attempt. If the ganglion is symptomatic surgery for excision would be the next recommendation. Seek the advice of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

If it bothers you: The only indication (reason) to be treated for a ganglion with surgery or aspiration is if it bothers you. ...Read more

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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

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Ganglion (Definition)

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


Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more