Ganglion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

Presentation

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.

MRI

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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