Ganglion cyst

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis almost certain


Dorsal wrist swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


A well-defined cystic swelling is seen insinuated between the bases of the first and second metacarpals which projects dorsally beneath the skin surface. It shows homogeneous fluid signals.

Case Discussion

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled cystic extension of the joint capsules and tendon sheaths. It is commonly involving the hand and wrist regions, usually asymptomatic. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.