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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).

Cause

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

Symptoms:

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

Treatment:

  • 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?

    A:

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

    Q: What are the complications of ganglion surgery

    A:

    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?

    A:

    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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