Scapho-lunate ganglia and lunotriquetral coalition

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic right wrist pain - dorsal aspect. Radiograph of wrist - Not available.

Patient Data

Age: about 30 yrs
Gender: Male

Multiple short axis images of dorsal wrist at scapho-lunate joint region.

A cystic focus is noted sitting over scapho-lunate joint - ganglia.

Inhomogeneous echopattern of scapho-lunate ligament is noted.

Affected side Lunate appears to be ' very large ' due to luno-triquetral coalition.

Comparision with opposite side shows normal luno-triquetral articulation cleft.


Follow up after about 1 mth for increaing pain.

Fusion of lunate and triquetral bones.


Follow up after about 1 mth for increaing pain.

Ganglia has increased in size in comparison to previous USG.

Case Discussion

Findings favor scapho-lunate ganglia - most common site in wrist.

An incidental finding of luno-triquetral coalition.

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Case information

rID: 29927
Published: 4th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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