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Tendon Sheath Ganglion Cyst
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.
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
I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?
Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more
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
How long should I expect to have some nerve/tendon pain & soreness ? Ganglion Cyst Removal Dorsal Wrist 7/10/14
Varies: It varies somewhat, but usually patients are fully recovered by 8-12 weeks ...Read more
My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis . What can be done
After surgery to remove small ganglion cyst of tendon on back of big toe, how long will the pain persist and when would i be able to wear a dress shoe?
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I've had a ganglion cyst on my foot aspirated 2 days ago. The tendons around the site are sore. Can i expect them to settle down soon?
Small circle bump on tendon back right neck neck muscle for 3-4 yrs. Dr called it ganglion cyst blood work nml.soft and squishy. Other possibilties?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Was told by doc that a large hard lump on my clavicle not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?
2-in ganglion cyst removed, inner left wrist 11/29 wrapped around tendon. Still red sore bruising down the middle, worried? 2nd surgery, 3 more cysts
Arthroscopically: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a safe, minimally invasive surgical technique to remove dorsal wrist ganglions. Through small portals, the ganglion stalk (pedicle) can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. The reported recurrence rate is lower than aspiration and open excision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Minimal pain: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a minimally invasive surgical technique and relatively painless, typically performed under general anesthesia. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical exam: Typically these cysts are readily diagnosed with a physical exam. Certainly, imaging studies such as ultrasound and MRI can also be helpful but are not usually necessary. Transilluminating the cyst with a "flashlight" is part of the physical exam and can help distinguish between a fluid filled mass and a solid one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The ganglion is a cystic selling from the joint capsule. Drainage and or cortisone shot will give you temporary relief. If it is painful or very noticeable the only method to definitively del a with a ganglion is surgery, done in an outpatient facility by an orthopedic, or hand surgeon. There is a small recurrence rate of about 10-15 per cent ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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