GanglionGanglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top of the end joint of the finger. The ganglion cyst often resembles a water balloon on a stalk, and is filled with clear fluid gel. The cause of these cysts is unknown although they may form in the presence of joint or tendon irritation or mechanical changes. They occur in patients of all ages.
Treatment time45 – 60min
Results durationMay last a long time
Treatment priceFrom €300
These are globular sac-like lumps or cysts that are formed from internal degeneration of a tendon. They are often found on the wrist and ankle on the long extensor tendons. Ganglion cysts are aspirated under local anesthesia.
1. Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous, but how they form is unclear.
2. Half of all ganglion cysts disappear without intervention.
3. The fluid within the cysts is somewhat similar to that contained within synovial joints.
4. Draining or surgically removing the cysts may prevent their return.
5. They most commonly occur next to the wrist joints, but they can affect the feet.
Removal of Ganglion Cyst
If the cyst is large or if it causes problems e.g. pain, removal may be necessary.
Aspiration: The fluid inside a cyst is similar to that which naturally occurs in joints. Removing it may permanently remove the cyst.
Open surgery: A small incision is made and the cyst is removed , together with the stalk.