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Lump At Wrist Is Called Ganglion Cyst

November 26th, 2012

Why Is Lump At Wrist Called Ganglion Cyst?

Be called a ganglion cyst that grows mainly in the joints or tendons. In the area of the joint, there is synovial tissue function produces lubricating fluid to lubricate the joint area. Ganglion develops when synovial fluid is filled with a kind of jell and enlarged nodes and cause a lump. In addition to its chronic trauma to the joint area, a definite cause of ganglion is still a big question mark.

Lump At Wrist Is Called Ganglion Cyst

Lump At Wrist Is Called Ganglion Cyst

What Are The Forms And Symptoms Of Ganglion?

Ganglion can appear on all kinds of joints especially in the wrists and ankles. Ganglion are generally not sick, grow as a localized lump. Ganglion was not the result of an inflammatory reaction that is not found signs of inflammation around it.

How To Cure Ganglion?

Ganglion can sometimes rupture itself and disappeared. When you do not want to rupture, ganglion can be overcome by sucking liquid in it with a large syringe. Generally ganglion taken by surgery. Unfortunately, despite elevated, ganglion can grow again and should be considered a cause that can be prevented growth of ganglion repeated.

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Ganglion Of The Wrist

December 27th, 2011

What Is Ganglion Of The Wrist?

A wrist ganglion is a swelling that generally occurs over the back of the hand or wrist. These are benign, fluid-filled capsules. Ganglions are not cancerous. Although they may grow in size, they will not spread to other parts of the body.

Symptoms Of Ganglion Of The Wrist?

The ganglion usually appears as a bump or mass that which appear over time or appear suddenly. It may also get smaller in size and even go away, only to come back at another time.

What Are The Causes?

The cause of ganglions is not known. One possible cause is the trauma causing the tissue of the joint or tendon sheath to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely cause involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon sheath that allows the joint tissue to bulge out.

How’s the Ganglion of Wrist Diagnosed?

Your doctor may ask you how long you have had the ganglion, whether it changes in size, and whether it is painful. Pressure may be applied to identify any tenderness. A penlight may be held up to the cyst to see whether light shines through. X-rays may be taken to rule out other conditions, such as arthritis or a bone tumor. Sometimes, an MRI or ultrasound is needed to find a ganglion cyst that is not visible.

What Are The Treatments?

Many cysts (38-58%) disappear without any treatment at all. Treatments include using a needle to remove the cyst’s contents (aspiration). Surgical removal of the cyst is needed when the mass is painful, interferes with function especially when the dominant hand is involved, or causes numbness or tingling of the hand or fingers.

NOTE: It’s important to have this type of lump checked by your doctor to ensure it is simply a ganglion cyst. While most lumps around the wrist and hand are ganglion cysts (by far the most common), there are other conditions that have different treatments. Other type of tumors such as a lipoma or giant cell tumor, infections. Please call (65) 64762106 for an appointment today to get your wrist checked!

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