Monday - Friday: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm,
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Unit 3, Wilmington Cl, Watford WD18 0AF

Hand Surgery

Excision of ganglion
Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria,

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Excision of ganglion
Mr. Mumtaz Hussain,

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Tel: 07792648726
Excision of ganglion

Excision of ganglion

Ganglion cysts are the very common type of swelling in the hand and wrist. They normally contain a thick clear fluid and can arise in a variety of structures but there are four common locations in the hand and wrist –

  • Middle of the back of the wrist (from the scapholunate ligament)
  • Front of the wrist at the base of the thumb (from the wrist joint)
  • At the base of a finger on the palmar side (from the tendon sheath)
  • Back of an end joint of a finger (from the end joint).


Ganglion cysts usually arise spontaneously but, occasionally there is a history of injury or the joint is starting to develop arthritis.


Swelling becomes usually noticeable which may or may not be associated with pain.


  • Explantation, reassurance, and wait to see if the cysts disappear spontaneously or not.
  • Removing the liquid contents of the cyst with a needle (known as aspiration) under local anesthetics
  • Surgical removal of the cyst.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What type of sutures are used?


    We use dissolving absorbable sutures which doesn’t require removal.

    Q: What are the complications of ganglion surgery


    Although, the complications are not so common but like any surgery there is a possibility of scarring, hypertrophy, keloid formation, infection, bleeding, delayed wound healing, incomplete excision, recurrence, stiffness of the neighbouring joints and injury to the adjacent neurovascular bundle

    Q: How much time is taken for the procedure for removal of ganglion?


    The surgery takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes. It is generally done under local or can also be done under general anesthetics

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