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What are the symptoms and treatment for ganglion cysts on the hands?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Excision

Excision is usually curative other option is aspiration but reoccurrence is a problem.

In brief: Excision

Excision is usually curative other option is aspiration but reoccurrence is a problem.
Dr. Rashid Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ganglions are

Fluid filled sacs from a joint or tendon sheath.
They are not harmful but can cause local irritation. And at times joint pain. They may be sign of remote injury or arthritis as well but can form in the absence of those with normal structures. They can be osbserved, aspirated and injected or excised depending upon location, severity and "need" for treatment.

In brief: Ganglions are

Fluid filled sacs from a joint or tendon sheath.
They are not harmful but can cause local irritation. And at times joint pain. They may be sign of remote injury or arthritis as well but can form in the absence of those with normal structures. They can be osbserved, aspirated and injected or excised depending upon location, severity and "need" for treatment.
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Depends

Most ganglions are painless, in which case observation is usually recommended.
However, some ganglions can cause pain and/or physical limitations. If they do, than aspiration or surgical excision may be indicated.

In brief: Depends

Most ganglions are painless, in which case observation is usually recommended.
However, some ganglions can cause pain and/or physical limitations. If they do, than aspiration or surgical excision may be indicated.
Dr. Raymond Raven
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