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Ganglion cyst

Also known as Synovial Cyst and Myxoid Cyst

A ganglion cyst, also known as a Bible cyst or Bible bump, is a benign soft tissue tumor that may occur in any joint, but most often occurs on or around joints and tendons in the hands or feet.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with ganglion cyst, 62% report having knee pain, 53% report having wrist pain, and 53% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of ganglion cyst are wrist pain, skin growth, wrist lump or mass, hand or finger lump or mass, knee lump or mass, and wrist swelling, although you may still have ganglion cyst without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with ganglion cyst often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), magnetic resonance imaging, excision, wound care management, physical therapy exercises and application of splint .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ganglion cyst include piroxicam, goldenseal preparation, aluminum sulfate topical, penbutolol (levatol), thrombin topical, ethyl chloride topical, ceftizoxime, trolamine salicylate topical, lysine, fenofibric acid (trilipix), hydrochlorothiazide / quinapril, hydrocortisone-pramoxine topical and lutein .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for ganglion cyst include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get ganglion cyst.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
1.0x
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