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*Interference with function, poor cosmetics, and pain may require routine referral to hand surgeon
 
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Revision as of 20:58, 19 August 2016

Background

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

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
Ganglion cyst

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and finger injuries

Evaluation

  • Normally clinical
    • May use ultrasound if unsure

Management

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

See Also

References