Higrom Ganglion

A hygroma, or ganglion or ganglion cyst, is a change in the form of a swelling or ball that appears on or around the joints and tendons of the hand or foot. The size of the cyst can be smaller or larger over time, and it is most often localized around the wrist and on the fingers. The change contains a clear fluid (synovial fluid) like normal tendon sheaths, only thicker in consistency. It occurs three times more often in women, and most often occurs between the ages of 20 and 60.

Preoperative preparation

Attention should be drawn if you have coagulopathy, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, and if you are taking anticoagulants (Aspirin, Andol, Plavix, Sintrom).


  • Anesthesia: The operation is most often performed under regional anesthesia (axillary block), but at the request of the patient, it can be performed under local anesthesia.
  • Duration: The duration of the operation is 1 hour

Postoperative course

After the operation, you go home immediately. Analgesics and antibiotics are prescribed as needed. Wear a bandage on your wrist. Sutures are removed on the tenth postoperative day. You will return to regular activities in two weeks.


Complications are rare. Infections, hematomas can occur, and as a late complication, the return of the previous state (recurrence is 5-10%).

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Published: 14/05/2024
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