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Aspiration of flexor tendon sheath ganglion guided by ultrasonography. An alternative to blind aspiration or surgery?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19085819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgery is generally thought to be the most successful treatment of flexor tendon sheath ganglions. Most previous investigators judge the blind percutaneous aspiration as unreliable. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and the success rate of percutaneous apiration guided by ultrasonography. We performed percutaneous aspiration under ultrasonographic control in 60 patients with flexor tendon sheath ganglions. Encouraged by our favourable results we can recommend this procedure instead of the blind percutaneous aspiration and even instead of surgery.
B Forster; I Forster
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefässe : Organ der Vereinigung der Deutschen Plastischen Chirurgen     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1439-3980     ISO Abbreviation:  Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-19     Completed Date:  2009-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302815     Medline TA:  Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  56-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Praxis Handchirurgie, Winterthur, Schweiz.
Vernacular Title:
Die Punktion des Beugesehnenscheidenganglions unter Ultraschallkontrolle. Eine Alternative zur blinden Aspiration oder Operation?
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MeSH Terms
Ganglion Cysts / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Hand / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  ultrasonography
Suction / methods*
Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*

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