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How do you know when you need ganglion cyst removal?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Usually pain and discomfort are the major reasons for patients having these removed.

In brief: Pain

Usually pain and discomfort are the major reasons for patients having these removed.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. David Hildreth
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When it bothers you

Wrist ganglions, tendon sheath ganglions(usually at the palmer base of the finger), and ganglions just proximal to the nail(sometimes called a mucus cyst) are usually treated conservatively with observation, occasional splints, and occasional aspiration.
If these methods fail and the cyst is interfering with activities of daily living surgical excision usually relieves all symptoms.

In brief: When it bothers you

Wrist ganglions, tendon sheath ganglions(usually at the palmer base of the finger), and ganglions just proximal to the nail(sometimes called a mucus cyst) are usually treated conservatively with observation, occasional splints, and occasional aspiration.
If these methods fail and the cyst is interfering with activities of daily living surgical excision usually relieves all symptoms.
Dr. David Hildreth
Dr. David Hildreth
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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Size, Location

Its obvious that you should remove a ganglion cyst that is pressing on a nerve, artery or tendon, causing functional issues.
They can also be removed for pain, or other issues like interference with watch wear. Keep in mind that recurrence rate is as high as 15%.

In brief: Size, Location

Its obvious that you should remove a ganglion cyst that is pressing on a nerve, artery or tendon, causing functional issues.
They can also be removed for pain, or other issues like interference with watch wear. Keep in mind that recurrence rate is as high as 15%.
Dr. Michael Granberry
Dr. Michael Granberry
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