Ganglion cyst of the foot being drained out!!

A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. The word “ganglion” means knot and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin. Ganglion cysts are among the most common benign soft-tissue masses. They are not harmful or cancerous, although they may cause discomfort and tingling, burning, numbness, aching, or pain if they are on or near a nerve. Although they most often occur on the wrist, they also frequently develop on the foot—usually on the top, but elsewhere as well. Ganglion cysts vary in size, may get smaller and larger and may even disappear completely, only to return later. This technique involves draining the fluid and then injecting a steroid medication into the mass. More than one session may be needed. Although this approach is successful in some cases, in many others, the cyst returns. Needle aspiration is also used as a treatment.



Well explained Ganglion cyst But excision is more better than aspiration

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Very informative post

Thank you doctor

Nice Information sir Thanks


it should not be done...will book has mentioned this procedure

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