Ganglion cyst is a benign swelling that typically occurs along tendons or joints of your wrist or hand. These can occasionally occur in your feet and ankles. The cysts are round or egg-shaped and are filled with a clear, jelly-like fluid. The consistency of a ganglion cyst is firm or spongy, depending on the size. They are slow growing and painless in most cases. Top rated ganglion cyst removal specialist, Dr. Chanu Dasari can meticulously diagnose ganglion cysts and provide high standard minimally invasive treatments. Dr. Dasari has treated numerous complex cysts with exceptional outcomes.
Ganglion cysts usually occur as a visible small lump. Occasionally, smaller ganglion cysts may remain hidden under the skin. Except for swelling, some cysts do not have symptoms. If a cyst enlarges, puts pressure on the adjacent nerves, they can cause pain, numbness, and weakness of muscles.
Common signs and symptoms of ganglion cyst include:
A Ganglion cyst develops as a slow growing, benign, painless skin condition. If the cyst becomes noticeable, interferes with function, becomes painful, or has an unacceptable appearance, it is important to visit a ganglion cyst removal specialist for an evaluation. There are several treatment options available.
Dr. Dasari may prescribe surgical treatment to treat your ganglion cysts. Treatment would involve removing the cyst as well as part of the involved joint capsule or tendon sheath, which is considered the stem of the ganglion. Even after excision, there is a small chance the ganglion will return.
Aspiration is done using a needle to drain the fluid from the cyst. This is a convenient office procedure with little to no downtime, but the cyst recurs frequently.
Surgical excision removes the cyst and the stem that connects it to the tendon or joint. On rare occasions, there are minor injuries to nerves, blood vessels or tendons, and the cyst may recur after surgery.