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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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What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.

What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.

Call local source: The cost of any procedure will vary by the type of procedure, training of the provider and region of the country. Sometime you can negotiate a personal rate for cash transactions. If you get on the phone and start lining up local sources you can find out. ...Read more

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I work at a very hands on job with a lot of lifting and wrist movement. If I have surgery to jave a ganglion cyst removed can I go right back to work?

I work at a very hands on job with a lot of lifting and wrist movement. If I have surgery to jave a ganglion cyst removed can I go right back to work?

No: You will need to take some time off or shift to a less strenuous position until you wounds heal and you motion and strength returns.
This time frame is from 2 to 6 weeks on average. ...Read more

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How long before I may return to work after ganglion cyst surgery on my wrist?

How long before I may return to work after ganglion cyst surgery on my wrist?

Most return in few: Days to a few weeks. Though the exact size, location of the cysts and other issues in the wrist such as arthritis, underlying ligament and capsular issues and even how and why the ganglion was removed can play a role.
Talk to your surgeon regarding you. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner.. ..No one answer! ...Read more

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Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Nope: You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal. Drainage involves the doctor sticking the ganglion with a needle and aspirating the thick fluid out with a syringe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?

Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?

Common: This is not the same cyst. There are approx. Ten small bones in the wrist. Each of them have a synovial capsule that could rupture and produce a ganglion cyst on the undersurface or top surface of the wrist. Ask your doctor if your activity or use of wrist is promoting this kind of formation. ...Read more

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I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist. It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist. It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

Try aspiration first: Ganglions are common benign cysts in the hand/wrist. You should have a doctor exam to confirm. I tell my patients who have pain-free cysts to monitor them. Cysts can go away on their own. If they becomes much larger, painful, or limit function, we can perform an aspiration procedure in the office (needle drainage). Surgery is successful for removal the majority of the time with few complications. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didn't work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didn't work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

No sooner No later.: The only thing that's "needed" is that you feel comfortable with having the cyst removed. If you have no discomfort, then have it removed when you're ready. After all, the cyst will probably still be there when you are ready. ...Read more

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I was supposed to have surgery on my right hand because of a ganglion cyst but the MRI came back and the cyst is gone but I still have a lot of pain.

You have pain: So, you don't have a cyst. You do have pain. Gather the details of where your pain is, what else occurs with it (such as numbness, with location), what activates the pain and then continue the pursuit of a cause. Is your pain only in your hand or do you have other pains also? If so, where else do you have pain? The number and types of other pain conditions will tell you also about your hand. ...Read more

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How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

Not: Very risky but as with any surgery could get infection, scar tissue. Since its small I imagine a few sutures bandage and surgical shoe for approx 2 weeks but without seeing it this is a guess. ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst behind my knee about the size of a golf ball, removed by surgery due to nerve pain. It is already back. Now what do I do?

Bakery's cyst: You are describing a bakers cyst which is similar to a ganglion, but not of the wrist. All ganglion have a certain rate of recurrence. If it is bothersome go back to your original surgeon and discuss options. ...Read more

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I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?

I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?

MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk' (from where the ganglion originated). Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Ganglion cysts are notorious for recurrence because oftentimes you cannot completely discern its origin. I recommend an MRI with contrast to accurately evaluate the extent and originationpart of the foot (joint or tendon) of the ganglion. ...Read more

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Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?

Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?

Post operative-itis: Because of the tedious dissection involved in cyst removal, involved nerves can become irritated and remain that way after surgery. This condition usually resolves by itself, or can be treated at the appropriate time as determined by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Yes: But you must remember nothing is 100 %. The simplest of procedures can have complications. ...Read more

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Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Ganglion cyst: Try aspiration first with injection of kenalog, (triamcinolone) use surgery as a last resort. ...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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When will my ganglion cyst stitches quit hurting? I had surgery yesterday and they haven't quit hurting, and the medicane just makes me itch.

See your saurgeon: Having pain one day after surgery is normal. However you may have an allergy to the medication. This and your pain need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst surgery 2/2015. Still have quite a bit of pain in base of thumb (site surgery) it's been 5 months. Why still pain?

Ganglion cyst surgery 2/2015. Still have quite a bit of pain in base of thumb (site surgery) it's been 5 months. Why still pain?

Hand surgeon: This question is best answered by your surgeon who performed the procedure during which superficial nerves were probably disturbed and are very slow to grow back. I'm sure the surgeon will want to examine your hand if you're having so much discomfort 5 months later. ...Read more

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Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

Yes: Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure. This is a simple office procedure where a needle is introduced into the ganglion cyst and its contents are aspirated. However, the risk of recurrence following an aspiration procedure is very high--as high as 75-80%. Consider the risks of recurrence when deciding on treatment options. ...Read more

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Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?

Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?

Depends on the pain: Ganglion cyst is frequently associated with other problems in the joint that are causing the pain. However, give it a minimum of 6 weeks before thinking of any other procedures. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst surgery recovery- advice please?

Ganglion cyst surgery recovery- advice please?

B sure U C a hand..: ...surgeon 4 removal if that's where it's located. After surgery U may have a splint 4 a week, & then U gradually work into Ur daily routine. Takes 4-6 wks 4 complete healing. No sports or heavy use until U have ROM back as well as strength. Don't push it, Ur hand stays with U all Ur life, so a couple months of being careful will get U the best result. ...Read more

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Will I be admitted after my ganglion cyst surgery?

Will I be admitted after my ganglion cyst surgery?

No: This is performed as an outpatient procedure in a surgery center or hospital. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the ganglion cyst surgery procedure?

Can you tell me about the ganglion cyst surgery procedure?

Excision: Involves excision of the cyst dissecting it free from the surrounding tissues. Most important factor to prevent recurrence is to completely remove the neck of the ganglion that extends down into the joint. Surgery is usually done under iv regional block or general anesthetic, in some cases local can be an option. Post immobilization for 2-3 weeks reduces recurrence rate. ...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

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 benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the ...Read more