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What do physicians do in surgery to remove a ganglion on the hand?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends...

During surgery, ganglion cysts can be removed through an open incision or through an arthroscopic approach.
With an open incision, the ganglion cyst undergoes a circumferential dissection and an ablation of its stalk from the wrist joint. With a minimally invasive arthroscopic approach, the ganglion cyst is excised from within the wrist joint and may be more cosmetically acceptable.

In brief: It depends...

During surgery, ganglion cysts can be removed through an open incision or through an arthroscopic approach.
With an open incision, the ganglion cyst undergoes a circumferential dissection and an ablation of its stalk from the wrist joint. With a minimally invasive arthroscopic approach, the ganglion cyst is excised from within the wrist joint and may be more cosmetically acceptable.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Complicated

This sounds easier than it is, but essentially the surgeon removes the cyst and its root down to the joint.
Care must be taken to avoid damaging any surrounding structures.

In brief: Complicated

This sounds easier than it is, but essentially the surgeon removes the cyst and its root down to the joint.
Care must be taken to avoid damaging any surrounding structures.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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