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Wrist joint ganglion presenting as a painless mass in the palm: report of 2 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15043903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ganglions occur commonly in the wrist and arise from the radiocarpal and intercarpal joints. Although ganglions present commonly as masses on the dorsal or volar surface of the wrist, ganglions from wrist joints appear rarely at other locations in the hand. We report 2 cases of ganglions arising from wrist joints that presented as painless masses in the center of the palm without signs or symptoms of median or ulnar nerve compression. Surgical treatment required extensile exposure to trace the proximal stalks to their joints of origin. Knowledge of the possibility that a painless mass in the palm could be a ganglion arising from a joint in the wrist allows proper presurgical planning and informed consent.
Roger Cornwall; Mark J Koris; Jesse B Jupiter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-26     Completed Date:  2004-06-18     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ganglion Cysts / diagnosis,  surgery*
Hand* / surgery
Wrist Joint*

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