Ganglion cyst - wrist

Case contributed by Mostafa Elfeky
Diagnosis almost certain


Right wrist localized dorsal swelling with mild pain for 7 months.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

A dorsal wrist cystic lesion with lobulated outline, clear fluid signal showing thin septations is seen insinuated between the dorsal aspect of wrist bones and the extensor tendons, namely the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) and extensor digitorum longus (ED) tendons.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with a dorsal wrist ganglion cyst, the commonest lump of the wrist.

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