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Ganglia of the wrist and hand 

Ganglia of the wrist and hand
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Ganglia of the wrist and hand
Author(s):

Douglas A. Campbell

and Peter Burge

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.006013
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date: 07 December 2019

Ganglia are common; typically age 20–40, in women more so than men

Cause: unclear but associated with underlying ligament or tendon ‘irritation’ or joint osteoarthritis

Diagnosis: usually obvious. Investigations are generally not needed

Most recover spontaneously especially in children

Good operative techniques are generally successful.

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