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Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Not likely: Although rupture cysts can cause temporary pain and discomfort, the "nerve damage" they might cause would be minor and should resolve spontaneously within in a short period of time. If you develop persistent pain after what you think was a ruptured ganglion cyst, see your pray care physician or specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Had lg ganglion cyst removed on thumb knuckle . Have constant burning in thumb, numb on thumb tip. Should i worry about nerve damage? Thank you.

Had  lg ganglion cyst removed on thumb knuckle . Have constant burning in thumb, numb on thumb tip. Should i worry about nerve damage? Thank you.

Good sign: Dead nerve do not hurt. The dysesthesia you describe means the nerve is working - just not too well. It is trying to recover from injury. It should recover with time and appropriate care. You may use local anesthetic cream to help numb it during the recovery. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a ganglion cyst cause permanent neuropathy?

It's possible: If a ganglion is pinching a nerve and if the ganglion does not shrink or disappear, which they do 50% of the time without surgery, then it;s possible to have permanent nerve problems.G. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist damaged or ruptured a tendon?

Yes: On the dorsum of the wrist the ganglion usually arises from the wrist joint and extends upward between the extensor tendons, so the tendons could possibly injured at the time of excision. On the volar side of the wrist the ganglion commonly arises from the s-l, or s-t joints and courses by or around the flexor carpi radialis which could be injured at the time of surgical excision. ...Read more

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If a ganglion cyst ruptures on its own, can it regrow?

Yes it may: Yes it may recur but it does not necessarily and therefore it is best to observe. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Temporary Pain: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts that can occur near a joint. They can rupture with trauma (thus the old treatment of hitting them with a bible) or excessive pressure. If that occurs, the area may swell for a few days, and the area may be a little stiff and sore. Some ice and Ibuprofen should help. ...Read more

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Had a ganglion cyst rupture a few days ago. Is pain and sensitivity in wrist normal?

Had a ganglion cyst rupture a few days ago. Is pain and sensitivity in wrist normal?

Yes: post surgical pain and sensitivity are completely expected, and usually not a sign of anything "wrong". If you're concerned however, call your surgeon's office to be sure. Also, make sure to keep your post-op appointment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What happens if a ganglion cyst ruptures?

What happens if a ganglion cyst ruptures?

It drains: If the ganglion cyst drains into the skin the cyst will disappear for awhile. It may recur. The fluid may reaccumulate afterward. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst in hand just ruptured. Hit with phone. What should I do next?

Ganglion cyst in hand just ruptured. Hit with phone. What should I do next?

Pretty heavy phone?: Do they still have telephones heavy enough to rupture a ganglion cyst? Well, in general those things will just drain into the surrounding subcutaneous tissue.....it may recur....it may not....if it hurts I'd use a bag of ice and take some tylenol (acetaminophen) as a First Aid measure....but there's really nothing much more to do than very conservative treatment. If things don't get any better then, eval ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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