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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2016;21(4):173-180.
Published online December 30, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2016.21.4.173   
Wrist Ganglion: Current Review of Literature for Pathogenesis and Treatment
Joo Hak Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Myongji Hospital, Seonam University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. wind_123@hanmail.net
Received: 24 May 2016   • Revised: 29 November 2016   • Accepted: 30 November 2016
Ganglion cysts are benign soft tissue tumors most commonly encountered in hand and wrist. Sixty to seventy percent of these are found in the dorsal aspect of the wrist. They are more common in the twenties to forties and in female. Its origin and pathogenesis remain unproved and there are several theories for genesis of ganglion. Non-surgical treatment is unreliable with a high recurrence rates. Open surgical excision is still golden standard treatment for wrist ganglion. Recently Arthroscopic excision has been tried to reduce unsightly scar and some complications, but still has some limitations. We reviewed the current literature available on wrist ganglion.
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