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Ganglion Cyst
Ryan K. L. Lee, MBChB, FRCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Clinical Issues

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Synonyms

        • Bible bump, Gideon disease, digital mucous cyst
      • Definitions

        • Ganglion: Myxoid tissue encased in fibroblastic collagenous wall with no synovial lining
          • Occur in predictable locations
        • Occult ganglion: Ganglion not clinically apparent

      IMAGING

      • General Features

        • Radiographic Findings

          • MR Findings

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                      • Microscopic Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Giard MC et al: Ganglion cyst versus synovial cyst? Ultrasound characteristics through a review of the literature. Rheumatol Int. 35(4):597-605, 2015
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Synonyms

                                        • Bible bump, Gideon disease, digital mucous cyst
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Ganglion: Myxoid tissue encased in fibroblastic collagenous wall with no synovial lining
                                          • Occur in predictable locations
                                        • Occult ganglion: Ganglion not clinically apparent

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                          • MR Findings

                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Demographics

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Giard MC et al: Ganglion cyst versus synovial cyst? Ultrasound characteristics through a review of the literature. Rheumatol Int. 35(4):597-605, 2015