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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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How do you know when you need ganglion cyst removal?

How do you know when you need ganglion cyst removal?

Pain: Usually pain and discomfort are the major reasons for patients having these removed. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal: indications, risks, alternatives?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Which type of anastasia is usually given for a ganglion cyst removal?

Which type of anastasia is usually given for a ganglion cyst removal?

Several types: In children we use general anesthesia. In adults it could be a regional block or local anesthesia. A lot depends on what you and your surgeon discuss with respect to degree of comfort, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will i be off of work for a ganglion cyst removal?

Can someone tell me how long will i be off of work for a ganglion cyst removal?

Depends : Most ganglions are in your wrist. The usual time off from work is 7-10 days to allow the skin to heal. Some can return to work sooner if they don't us their hands too much, and can keep the wound dry. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for ganglion cyst removal on wrist?

What is the recovery time for ganglion cyst removal on wrist?

Splinting: Surgery requires a period of splinting post operatively usually 3 weeks to avoid the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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What will happen to me during a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

What will happen to me during a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Another option: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is minimally invasive, relatively painless, and has a lower reported recurrence rate. Typically performed under general anethesia, and 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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How long willit take to heal from ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Quick: Usually less than a week to recovery full functiion. Will need protected use for up to four weeks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear a sling after a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Yes: Usually a sling isn't necessary. What you need is a wrist braces so that you do not bend your wrist until the ganglion has a chance to heal. They don't heal very fast so i would give it 6-8 weeks with the splint on all of the time and another month with the splint only if you are going to be using your hands a lot. ...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)

Ganglion cysts are fluid collections that can form in the tendons of ...Read more