Wrist ganglion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Swelling at wrist

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

A lesion is noted on the 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 the lesion.

               - Lesion reaches up to 3rd extensor compartment.

               - Lesion passes deep to palmaris 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 appears to extend deep to palmaris longus tendon.

 No tenosynovitis is noted.

No joint effusion is noted.

Diagnosis - Wrist ganglion

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Case information

rID: 18254
Published: 23rd Jun 2012
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2020
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