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Ganglion Cyst, Wrist
Julia R. Crim, MD; Carol L. Andrews, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Ganglion
                • Synovial cyst
                • Some authors reserve term "ganglion" for cyst arising from tendon sheath and synovial cyst for those arising from joint
                  • Many authors use interchangeably

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Head L et al: Long-term outcomes and patient satisfaction following wrist ganglion aspiration. Plast Surg (Oakv). 23(1):51-3, 2015
                                      2. Meena S et al: Dorsal wrist ganglion: Current review of literature. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 5(2):59-64, 2014
                                      3. Ergun T et al: Magnetic resonance imaging in the visualization of benign tumors and tumor-like lesions of hand and wrist. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 39(1):1-16, 2010
                                      4. Goldsmith S et al: Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of occult dorsal wrist ganglions. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 33(5):595-9, 2008
                                      5. Teefey SA et al: Ganglia of the hand and wrist: a sonographic analysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 191(3):716-20, 2008
                                      6. Anderson SE et al: MRI for differentiating ganglion and synovitis in the chronic painful wrist. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(3):812-8, 2006
                                      7. Lowden CM et al: The prevalence of wrist ganglia in an asymptomatic population: magnetic resonance evaluation. J Hand Surg Br. 30(3):302-6, 2005
                                      8. Thornburg LE: Ganglions of the hand and wrist. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 7(4):231-8, 1999
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                                      References
                                      Tables

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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Ganglion
                                                    • Synovial cyst
                                                    • Some authors reserve term "ganglion" for cyst arising from tendon sheath and synovial cyst for those arising from joint
                                                      • Many authors use interchangeably

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Head L et al: Long-term outcomes and patient satisfaction following wrist ganglion aspiration. Plast Surg (Oakv). 23(1):51-3, 2015
                                                                          2. Meena S et al: Dorsal wrist ganglion: Current review of literature. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 5(2):59-64, 2014
                                                                          3. Ergun T et al: Magnetic resonance imaging in the visualization of benign tumors and tumor-like lesions of hand and wrist. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 39(1):1-16, 2010
                                                                          4. Goldsmith S et al: Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of occult dorsal wrist ganglions. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 33(5):595-9, 2008
                                                                          5. Teefey SA et al: Ganglia of the hand and wrist: a sonographic analysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 191(3):716-20, 2008
                                                                          6. Anderson SE et al: MRI for differentiating ganglion and synovitis in the chronic painful wrist. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(3):812-8, 2006
                                                                          7. Lowden CM et al: The prevalence of wrist ganglia in an asymptomatic population: magnetic resonance evaluation. J Hand Surg Br. 30(3):302-6, 2005
                                                                          8. Thornburg LE: Ganglions of the hand and wrist. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 7(4):231-8, 1999