Difference between revisions of "Ganglion cyst"

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*Cystic collection of synovial fluid within a joint or tendon sheath
 
*Cystic collection of synovial fluid within a joint or tendon sheath
 
*~33% resolve spontaneously
 
*~33% resolve spontaneously
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[[File:Ganglion-cyst.jpg|thumb|Ganglion cyst]]
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
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*Most are not painful
 
*Most are not painful
 
*Interference with function, poor cosmetics, and pain may require routine referral to hand surgeon
 
*Interference with function, poor cosmetics, and pain may require routine referral to hand surgeon
[[File:Ganglion-cyst.jpg|thumb|Ganglion cyst]]
 
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
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==Evaluation==
 
==Evaluation==
*Normally clinical
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*Generally clinical diagnosis
**May use ultrasound if unsure
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**Ultrasound may be useful in equivocal cases
  
 
==Management==
 
==Management==
 
*[[NSAIDs]]
 
*[[NSAIDs]]
 
*Refer to hand surgeon for persistent or recurrent pain or cosmetic deformity
 
*Refer to hand surgeon for persistent or recurrent pain or cosmetic deformity
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==Disposition==
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*Discharge
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]

Revision as of 05:20, 4 July 2017

Background

  • Cystic collection of synovial fluid within a joint or tendon sheath
  • ~33% resolve spontaneously
Ganglion cyst

Clinical Features

  • May appear quickly, recede, change in size
  • Most are not painful
  • Interference with function, poor cosmetics, and pain may require routine referral to hand surgeon

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and finger injuries

Evaluation

  • Generally clinical diagnosis
    • Ultrasound may be useful in equivocal cases

Management

  • NSAIDs
  • Refer to hand surgeon for persistent or recurrent pain or cosmetic deformity

Disposition

  • Discharge

See Also

References