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Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure.
This is a simple office procedure where a needle is introduced into the ganglion cyst and its contents are aspirated. However, the risk of recurrence following an aspiration procedure is very high--as high as 75-80%. Consider the risks of recurrence when deciding on treatment options.

In brief: Yes

Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure.
This is a simple office procedure where a needle is introduced into the ganglion cyst and its contents are aspirated. However, the risk of recurrence following an aspiration procedure is very high--as high as 75-80%. Consider the risks of recurrence when deciding on treatment options.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Unsure

Not that i know of.
Some cysteine have been known to resolve spontaneously. But surgery is the definitive answer. Aspiration has a high risk of recurrence.

In brief: Unsure

Not that i know of.
Some cysteine have been known to resolve spontaneously. But surgery is the definitive answer. Aspiration has a high risk of recurrence.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Kent Chou
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: It can be aspirated.

Assuming that the mass is actually a ganglion cyst, it can often be successfully aspirated or "sucked out" with a needle.
Unfortunately, the cyst often recurs after aspiration. The only way to truly remove the cyst is with surgery.

In brief: It can be aspirated.

Assuming that the mass is actually a ganglion cyst, it can often be successfully aspirated or "sucked out" with a needle.
Unfortunately, the cyst often recurs after aspiration. The only way to truly remove the cyst is with surgery.
Dr. Kent Chou
Dr. Kent Chou
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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

I agree with dr. Shin.

In brief: Yes

I agree with dr. Shin.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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