Ganglion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam


Dorsal wrist swelling.


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. 

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Case information

rID: 13034
Published: 20th Feb 2011
Last edited: 7th Jan 2020
Tag: wrist, cyst
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