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How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Appearance

Ganglion cyst is diagnosed by physical exam.

In brief: Appearance

Ganglion cyst is diagnosed by physical exam.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery

In brief: Professional

A professional can tell you by exam. See a hand surgeon.
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In brief: Professional

A professional can tell you by exam. See a hand surgeon.
www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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