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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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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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Should I get the aspiration for my ganglion cyst or try to smash it myself?

Should I get the aspiration for my ganglion cyst or try to smash it myself?

Depends: If it doesn't bother you than just leave it alone. If it does then let your doc try an aspriation. I don't recommend smashing them. ...Read more

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Should i get a second aspiration of my ganglion cyst?

Should i get a second aspiration of my ganglion cyst?

No: Aspiration of ganglion cysts has a low success rate, if the first aspiration was unsuccessful i would not recommend a second attempt. If the ganglion is symptomatic surgery for excision would be the next recommendation. Seek the advice of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How many times should I get aspiration done on my ankle ganglion cyst so that it won't reoccur?

No limit but....: There is no set number of times that a ganglion can be aspirated. Sometimes they go away with one and sometimes they persist. A persistent ganglion could be an indicator of a rate tumor. It is a good idea to have the fluid expressed from the ganglion examined by a pathologist to see if all the cells in the fluid are clean and healthy. I find it helps to inject a little corticosteroid into the gang. ...Read more

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I had a very painful ganglion cyst for a year. 1 week before surgery it ruptured on its own. Will I be able to still get surgery to remove the stem?

I had a very painful ganglion cyst for a year. 1 week before surgery it ruptured on its own. Will I be able to still get surgery to remove the stem?

Ask your doc...: How has the ruptured cyst evolved over the past week? If getting better slowly and surely, give time & patience. Meanwhile, ask your surgeon for specific detail and expectation. Best wish to health... ...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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I have a radial volar ganglion cyst and im considering surgery.I play percussion and its my life!if i get it removed will it be costly to my playing?!

I have a radial volar ganglion cyst and im considering surgery.I play percussion and its my life!if i get it removed will it be costly to my playing?!

Treatment: Volar radial wrist ganglions should not be aspirated secondary to the potential for radial artery injury. With surgery and proper post operative care recurrence is 4-5 %, without proper post op care recurrence has been reported to be closer to 18%. Aspiration is only appropriate for dorsal wrist ganglions and success rate is poor maybe 20 - 30% at best. Surgery should not effect your playing. ...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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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 do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

How do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

Ganglion aspiration: The skin over the cyst is prepped, and a needle is inserted through the skin into the cyst. This can also be done using ultrasound. ...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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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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What is the definition or description of: ganglion cyst aspiration?

Needle: A sterile needle is stuck into the cyst through the skin. The thick, viscous fluid is aspirated , emptying the cyst till it is collapsed. ...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


Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more