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Doctor insights on: Tendon Sheath Cyst

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Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?

Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?

Yes: I would definitely get a second opinion. You should have an x-ray to make sure there is not a problem with you bones (ie tumor or infection). In general there are no tendon sheaths on or near your collarbone. Definitely a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon. ...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


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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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Do you know any way to cure/ease a fibroma of the tendon sheath?

Do you know any way to cure/ease a fibroma of the tendon sheath?

Can try applying: Topical verapamil (transdermal). If this does not help excision is always a possibility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any way to cure/ease a "fibroma of the tendon sheath"?

Often by excision: Fibroma of tendon sheath is benign presenting as a small subcutaneous nodule slowly increasing in size. It may be seen in a multinodular growth pattern, composed of bland, spindle-shaped cells (myofibroblasts) in a dense, fibrous matrix. It nearly always arises in the distal portion of an extremity While benign, recurrence appears in up to 40% of case. Excision used to relieve symptoms but may be difficult due to adherence to tendon. ...Read more

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Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath? How to remove the fluid? How to treat it? Does it go by itself?

Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath? How to remove the fluid? How to treat it? Does it go by itself?

Tenosynovitis: Usually fluid in tendon sheath means inflammation or tenosynovitis, and causes pain. Various treatments are available to be prescribed by your doctor including rest, restricting activities that caused the problem, splint, applying cold, physical therapy, nonsteroidal inflammatory medications, or even steroid injections into the tendon sheath. I personally have had steroid injections with relief. ...Read more

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Can I play soccer with fluid around the tendon sheath anle injurie?

Rest: Fluid around a tendon sheath that is visible or you can feel indicates that the tendon is inflamed esp. If it hurts. Fluid often is seen on MRI of ankle and may not be clinically significant. If there are symptoms (pain, weakness, loss of function) do not play soccer till under care of doc and better. Rest is first line of treatment. ...Read more

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Whats' the difference between a tendon sheath tumor and soft tissue sarcoma?

Whats' the difference between a tendon sheath tumor and soft tissue sarcoma?

Benign vs malignant: A tendon sheath tumor could be a malignant sarcoma or a benign tumor (by definition not a sarcoma). ...Read more

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I have fluid around the tendon sheath and somtimes I feel heat in ankle what to do? How will it gone? Any tips?

I have fluid around the tendon sheath and somtimes I feel heat in ankle what to do? How will it gone? Any tips?

Tendinitis/osis: Fluid and inflammation of a tendon is tendinitis or tedinosis. These usually occurs when the tendon is overworked, either acutely or chronically. Start with resting it. Antiinflammatories can help. If it persists, see a podiatrist. You may need an immobilizer boot, followed up by orthotics to settle things down. ...Read more

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I have subchondral edematous contusion adn fluid around the tendon sheath shoul I do ice massage to remove swelling?

I have subchondral edematous contusion adn fluid around the tendon sheath shoul I do ice massage to remove swelling?

Patience: This swelling is a response to trauma. Avoid irritating it by putting it at rest. If can soak in epsom salts that might help. If warm could try gentle cold not massage. Nsaids or herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin, thyme, clove, oregano. Eat healthy, don't worry, worry aggravates everything. Your body can heal this, don't get in the way. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath" (tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all for my whole life?

Yes: Definitely possible for it not to grow for the rest of your life. But not to lose too much sleep over that annoying fibroma because if it did grow more than to your liking or somehow interfered with your function a good hand surgeon will come to your rescue. Just remember, that little fibroma has feelings too! Lol. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath" (tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all? . It has not grown in 3 years?

Yes: Could be more of a scar from a prior injury than an independent growth in that particular spot. A hand surgeon could advise best. ...Read more

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Can surgery to remove a ganglion on my hand (extensor) damage your tendon sheath?

Can surgery to remove a ganglion on my hand (extensor) damage your tendon sheath?

Yes and no: Often the tendon sheath need to be opened slightly, especially for the small gangglions TAH appear in the dorsal part of the rwrist near the radiocarpal joint near the distal edge or the extensor retinaculum, in fact if the tendon sheatht or retinaculum os not opened there the ganglion can be missed....And typically it is not repaired. So yes it is "damaged" but not in the sense of the word. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more