Wrist ganglion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

C/o swelling at wrist

Patient Data

Age: 15 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

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Case Discussion

A lesion is noted on lateral aspect of wrist showing extension to palmer as well as dorsal aspect.

Location  -  Abutting distal radius, radio-carpal joint.

                - 1st extensor compartment and radial artery are superficial to lesion.

               - Lesion reaches upto 3rd externsor compartment.

               - Lesion passes deep to palmeris longus.

Echogenicity  - Anechoic

Posterior acoustic enhancement  -  Present            

Margins - Well-defined ,  regular   

Septations - Present    

Shape - lobulated

Compressibility -  Partly Compressible

Vascularity - Absent

It measures  long axis - 11 mm, antero-posterior - 10 mm, Transverse - 27 mm

 Neck of the lesion appear to extend deep to palmris longus tendon.

 No tenosynovitis is noted.

No joint effusion is noted.

Diagnosis - Wrist ganglion

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Case Information

rID: 18254
Case created: 23rd Jun 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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