Aspiration of ganglia

J Hand Surg Br. 1986 Jun;11(2):264. doi: 10.1016/0266-7681(86)90278-0.


Thirty four patients with a simple ganglion have been treated by aspiration alone, using a short-bevel wide-bore needle. In 41% there was no recurrence after more than one year, and most of the remaining 59% recurred with three months.

MeSH terms

  • Foot Diseases / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Recurrence
  • Suction*
  • Synovial Cyst / therapy*
  • Wrist*