HIGROM – GANGLION
Hygrom, or ganglion or ganglion cyst, is a change in the shape of a tumefaction or a ball that appears on or around the joints and tendons of the hand or foot. Size cysts can be small or big, but most often it is localized around the wrist and the fingers. The change contains clear liquid (synovial fluid) as well as normal tendon envelopes, only denser consistency. Three times more often occurs in women and most often occurs between the age of 20 and 60.
It is necessary to draw attention if you have coagulopathies, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, and if you are taking anticoagulants (Aspirin, Andol, Plavix, Sintra).
- Anesthesia: The surgical procedure is most often done in regional anesthesia (axillary block), but at the patient’s request it can be done in local anesthesia.
- Duration: The duration of the surgical procedure is 1 hour
After surgery, the patient can go home immediately. Analgesics and antibiotics are administered as needed. Wear a link on the hand. Threads of the tenth postoperative day are removed. Regular activities are back in two weeks.
Complications are rare. Infections, hematomas can occur, and as a late complication and restoration of the previous condition (recurrence is 5-10%).