Scapholunate ganglion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Swelling on dorsal aspect of wrist - few months. No trauma. Plain radiograph of wrist - not available.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined, lobulated, thin-walled, anechoic lesion on dorsal aspect of wrist. It is non-compressible. There is no vascularity. Lesion overlies scapho-lunate region, between 2nd and 4th extensor compartments.

Approximate size is 14 x 14 x 7 mm.

There is neck extension to the scapho-lunate joint. There is a fluid cleft in dorsal scapho-lunate ligament.

There is no joint effusion or extensor tenosynovitis.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest scapholunate ganglion cyst.

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Case information

rID: 48730
Published: 21st Oct 2016
Last edited: 8th Feb 2020
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