Difference between revisions of "Ganglion cyst"

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*~33% resolve spontaneously
  
==Treatment==
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[[File:Ganglion-cyst.jpg|thumb|Ganglion cyst]]
#NSAIDs
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#Refer to hand surgeon for persistent or recurrent pain or cosmetic deformity
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==Clinical Features==
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*May appear quickly, recede, change in size
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*Most are not painful
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*Interference with function, poor cosmetics, and pain may require routine referral to hand surgeon
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==Differential Diagnosis==
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{{Hand and finger injury DDX}}
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==Evaluation==
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*Generally clinical diagnosis
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**[[Ultrasound: Soft tissue|Ultrasound]] may be useful in equivocal cases
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==Management==
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*[[NSAIDs]]
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*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==
*[[Radiograph-Negative Hand and Finger Injuries]]
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*[[Hand and finger diagnoses]]
  
==Source==
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==References==
*Tintinalli
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*Atlas of Emergency Medicine
 
  
[[Category:Ortho]]
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[[Category:Orthopedics]]
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[[Category:Sports Medicine]]

Latest revision as of 16:24, 18 October 2019

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

Management

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

Disposition

  • Discharge

See Also

References