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Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

ganglion: Yes...In fact this used to be a treatment many years ago -- smack it with a bible! i wouldn't recommend it though. ...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 and heel spurs any connection?

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

Could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

No: Pilonidal cysts occur between the buttocks below the coccyx near the anus. They can cause intense pain and burning but only local small nerves are in that area not big nerves. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst become hard and bone like?

Can a ganglion cyst become hard and bone like?

Yes: Similar to a water balloon, a ganglion cyst has an outer wall and filled with a fluid (typically from joint or tendon). Like the balloon analogy, if it is filled to the limit of the outer wall's volume, then the cyst will feel "as firm as a bone." often the doctor, depending on location, can prove that it is fluid filled by transillumination or aspiration. ...Read more

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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well tolerated. After surgery the majority of patients do not require any pain killers afterward, if they do tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient. ...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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Can getting a sebaceous cyst removed hurt?

Minor procedure: Really, the only part that smarts a little is the injection of the Lidocaine to numb the area. Once that's done, the cyst can be removed painlessly. Recovery is not painful either. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst get hard like a bone?

Can a ganglion cyst get hard like a bone?

Yes it can: Some it feel like a bone but it is a cyst full of thick fluids. ...Read more

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Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

NO, not likely: There is no connection between these two sites as they are so far apart from each other. ...Read more

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Can an armpit cyst burst?

Can an armpit cyst burst?

Yes: Most of the arm pit cysts are sebasceous cysts, they get infected an rupture. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Yes: It depends on the site, but a skilled arthroscopist is typically well-trained in arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision. Complete excision is more important than technique, and obviously a complete open excision would be more ideal than an incomplete arthroscopic excision. A benefit of the arthroscopic approach is that the surgeon can "see" the stalk, which is paramount to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Small, solid, movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit. One surgeon said lipoma another said pilonidal. Is a pilonidal cyst a solid mass that moves?

Small, solid, movable lump by tailbone.  There's a pit. One surgeon said lipoma another said pilonidal. Is a pilonidal cyst a solid mass that moves?

NO , what size: Pilonidal cyst is not solid , dies not move , if cystic then is a pus ( abscess ) will be very painful. If is not bothering , painless could be observed or could be removed ...Read more

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Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two. ...Read more

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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counter indicated for velar wrist ganglions. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get a ganglion cyst removed?

Is it painful to get a ganglion cyst removed?

Minimal pain: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a minimally invasive surgical technique and relatively painless, typically performed under general anesthesia. Through small portals, the ganglion stalk can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. Local anesthesia is placed over the portal sites. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

Yes: Definitely rupturing it either purposefully or accidentally would cause sharp pain and perhaps decreased range of motion for a period of time. ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

Physical exam: Typically these cysts are readily diagnosed with a physical exam. Certainly, imaging studies such as ultrasound and MRI can also be helpful but are not usually necessary. Transilluminating the cyst with a "flashlight" is part of the physical exam and can help distinguish between a fluid filled mass and a solid one. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Yes: A ganglion cyst can spontaneously rupture, be successfully aspirated or even surgically removed and recur. The recurrence rate after surgery should be low if done in the or by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How are ganglion cysts removed?

How are ganglion cysts removed?

They can be: Aspirated - removal of contents by extracting with a needle poked into it. (under local anesthesia.) or they can be surgically excised. ...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


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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a benign growth, typically filled with a thick, clear fluid, arises on ...Read more