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Aspiration of a ganglion cyst

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Aspiration of a ganglion cyst

December 30, 2011

A ganglion cyst is a common, non cancerous growth that typically occurs over the tendons and joints of the wrist, hand, fingers and feet. It is unclear what causes them, although trauma occasionally precedes formation. They are filled with a gelatinous substance and, if they become painful or the diagnosis is in doubt, a needle aspiration is performed…..Richard R Samuel, MD Family Practice and Urgent Care Hayden, ID USA

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