5 doctors weighed in:

Is there a difference between a ganglion cyst and a synovial cyst?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A ganglion cyst occurrs typically at the wrist.
Synovial cysts occurr wherever a tendon ia superficial and injured or inflamed.

In brief: Yes

A ganglion cyst occurrs typically at the wrist.
Synovial cysts occurr wherever a tendon ia superficial and injured or inflamed.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
Thank
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine

In brief: Similar & different

Ganglion cysts are swellings that often appear on jonts or tendons of the hands or feet.
The fluid in ganglion cysts are thicker than in synovial cysts, often have multiple chambers and a fibrous lining. A synovial cyst is more likely to occur on an osteoarthritis joint, where there is leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.

In brief: Similar & different

Ganglion cysts are swellings that often appear on jonts or tendons of the hands or feet.
The fluid in ganglion cysts are thicker than in synovial cysts, often have multiple chambers and a fibrous lining. A synovial cyst is more likely to occur on an osteoarthritis joint, where there is leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
28 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors