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Ganglion Cyst (cont.)

Pictures of Ganglion Cysts

Media file 1: A traumatic ganglion cyst. This person came to the emergency department with a painful bump after the wrist was hit by a car door.
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Media file 2: The jellylike fluid taken from the cyst in image 1. Its presence confirms the diagnosis of a ganglion cyst.
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Media file 3: An ultrasound image shows the ganglion cyst (area between markers) from image 1.
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Media file 4: A ganglion cyst that has been operated on in the past. This ganglion returned because this person plays the cymbals in her school band.
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Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCES:

Edwards, Scott G., and John A. Johansen. "Prospective Outcomes and Associations of Wrist Ganglion Cysts Resected Arthroscopically." Journal of Hand Surgery 34.3 March 2009: 395-400.

Lin, Che-Sheng, Tyng-Guey Wang, Jeng-Yi Shieh, and Wen-Shiang Chen. "Accuracy of Sonography in the Diagnosis of Superficial Ganglion Cyst and Lipoma." J Med Ultrasound 17.2 (2009): 107–113.

Wong, Andrew S., Peter J.L. Jebson, Peter M. Murray, and Stephen D. Trigg. "The Use of Routine Wrist Radiography Is Not Useful in the Evaluation of Patients with a Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist." Hand 2.3 Sept. 2007: 117–119.


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