Ganglion Cyst

Must Know About This

  • Minor surgery is the most common and effective treatment.
  • An alternative treatment is to use a hypodermic needle to drain fluid (“aspirate”)from the cyst.
  • The recurrence rate is higher in aspirated cysts than in excised ones.

Good to Know About This

  • Although more common in the hand and wrist, ganglion cysts can also occur in the foot and ankle.
  • A ganglion cyst is soft tissue lump that occurs around a joint or tendon.
  • The condition is caused by leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.

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Contact Details

University City/Clayton: 8637 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63124

Chesterfield: 17201 Chesterfield Airport Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63005


Phone: 314-983-0303

FAX: 314-983-2777

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