A ganglion cyst is a lump that can grow on the hand or on the back of the wrist. This lump is noncancerous and very often does not cause symptoms. However, for some people it can become a source of pain or interfere with normal activities, in which case, treatment options such as ganglion cyst removal may become necessary. Other people also choose ganglion cyst removal for cosmetic reasons depending on the size and location of the growth.
Ganglion cysts can range in size from less than a centimeter to more than two and a half centimeters in length. The underlying cause is unknown, but strenuous wrist activity may be a contributor to ganglion cyst growth.
To learn more about the development of ganglion cysts and the potential treatment options available, please read this easy-to-understand guide. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about available treatment options don’t hesitate to reach out to the caring team at BEST Health System.