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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 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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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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Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Several: Though none of these issues are common but all could happen including recurrence of the cyst, infection, nerve or tendon damage and the risk of anesthesia, painful scar. This covers most of the potential problems but again these are not common. ...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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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