Management of ganglion cysts of the hand by simple aspiration

J Hand Surg Am. 1987 Jul;12(4):618-20. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(87)80221-6.


A prospective study has shown that aspiration treatment of ganglion cysts of the wrist and hand can safely remove 85% of these tumors if one, two or three separate treatments are administered. There is a decided cost savings when this treatment is compared with surgical excision, even when the expense of surgical excision for aspiration treatment failures is added to the equation.

MeSH terms

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Suction*
  • Synovial Cyst / therapy*
  • Wrist*