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Whats difference between ganglion cyst and neuroma? How are they treated if not causing a problem?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Ganglion is a joint

Fluid- filled cavity that are often painless or mildly tender+or- unsightly & easily seen thru skin.
Neuroma is an exquisitely tender bulbous zone in a nerve that causes electric shock-type sensation when tapped and can't be seen except at surgery.

In brief: Ganglion is a joint

Fluid- filled cavity that are often painless or mildly tender+or- unsightly & easily seen thru skin.
Neuroma is an exquisitely tender bulbous zone in a nerve that causes electric shock-type sensation when tapped and can't be seen except at surgery.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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In brief: Different

A neuroma is a tumor made of nerve and scar tissue.
A ganglion cyst is an exvagination of a joint capsule, usually the dorsal joint capsule of the wrist. Either one can cause pain, and either can be excised surgically. The classic treatment for a ganglion cyst is to drop a very heavy book on it, rupturing the cyst, leading to its classic name "bible cyst". No joke.

In brief: Different

A neuroma is a tumor made of nerve and scar tissue.
A ganglion cyst is an exvagination of a joint capsule, usually the dorsal joint capsule of the wrist. Either one can cause pain, and either can be excised surgically. The classic treatment for a ganglion cyst is to drop a very heavy book on it, rupturing the cyst, leading to its classic name "bible cyst". No joke.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Very different

One is a gelatinous filled cyst, the other an inflammed nerve.
If no pain can leave both alone.

In brief: Very different

One is a gelatinous filled cyst, the other an inflammed nerve.
If no pain can leave both alone.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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