Use of Stitch in the Treatment of the Simple Ganglion

Elsadeg Abdulhady, O. & Ahmad Sh Saad, A.*

Department of Orthopedics, Omar Al-mukhtar University, Libya

Dr. Ahmad Sh Saad, A., Department of Orthopedics, Omar Al-mukhtar University, Libya.

Keywords: Cyst; Suture Technique; Ganglion Cyst Treatment


Ganglion is a benign soft tissue tumor may happen at any joint. Represents 50-70% of all hand soft tissue tumors and most commonly occurring in the hand. In spite of the high incidence of occurrence, ganglion cyst etiology remains unknown. Spontaneous improvement occurs in more than half of ganglion cysts and almost the same rate of recurrence may occur after treatment. A high 95% cure rate using minimal invasive 2/0 silk suture was first described by Gang and Makhlouf in 1988. We present 70 ganglion cyst cases managed by a novel suture technique. By this simple rapid technique, patients were treated at Al-Thawra Teaching Hospital. We attained a 100% success rate over a period of 4 years of time. Our successful results could help in adding a little knowledge to the current literature on performing suture technique for ganglion treatment. It is a safe, simple, and easy to learn technique. We might suggest to use this suture technique as an initial management for ganglion with symptoms.

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