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Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: No

Permanent removal involves surgery, although there is a 15% risk of recurrence.
Aspiration is less invasive and can be tried but also has a risk of recurrence.

In brief: No

Permanent removal involves surgery, although there is a 15% risk of recurrence.
Aspiration is less invasive and can be tried but also has a risk of recurrence.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
Surgery

In brief: Needle aspiration

Only aspiration or re excision both with a rate of recurrence.

In brief: Needle aspiration

Only aspiration or re excision both with a rate of recurrence.
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine

In brief: Nope

You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal.
Drainage involves the doctor sticking the ganglion with a needle and aspirating the thick fluid out with a syringe. Good luck.

In brief: Nope

You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal.
Drainage involves the doctor sticking the ganglion with a needle and aspirating the thick fluid out with a syringe. Good luck.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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