A 23 year old patient was seen at Urgent Care (Emergi-Care) medical center for the lump of her wrist for 3 weeks. Lump was diagnosed as ganlion cyst by Dr. Jain. Treatment options for the ganglion cyst: Smash the cyst by the hard book, incise the cyst, remove the gel like material and last option to get the whole cyst excised. Dr. Jain performed the surgery,removed the gel like material. The cyst disappeared and the patient was happy as her cyst was gone and her worries were over.
Ganglion Cysts are a common condition. They are not harmful or cancerous, Ganglion Cysts usually appear as bumps on the back of the hand and at either side of the wrist. They may cause some discomfort.They are also called “Bible Cysts” because in the past, treatment included hitting them with a Bible or a large book. Today, of course that is not a good option.
Overall, Ganglion Cysts occur more often in women. The cause of Ganglion Cysts is unknown. One theory suggests that trauma or stress at the wrist joints may cause degeneration and the formation of cysts. This may occur in individuals who participate in activities that are strenuous to the hand, such as gymnastics or meat cutting. According to this theory, prior wrist injuries that are re-injured may be susceptible to Ganglion Cyst development.
The second, most likely theory is that the Ganglion Cysts form because of structural flaws in the joint tissues. The cyst may develop when Synovial Fluid collects between the joints. As the fluid builds up, it may create a bulge where the tissues weaken.