What are Ganglions a sign of?
Similarly, are ganglion cysts dangerous?
Ganglion cysts are the most common mass or lump in the hand. They are not cancerous and, in most cases, are harmless. They occur in various locations, but most frequently develop on the back of the wrist. These fluid-filled cysts can quickly appear, disappear, and change size.
Secondly, do ganglion cysts go away on their own? The cause is unknown, but it is thought that small tears in the tendon membrane or joint capsule allow the contents to squeeze out. In many cases, ganglion cysts go away by themselves without the need for medical treatment.
Similarly one may ask, what causes ganglion?
The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down, forming small cysts that then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon sheath that allows the joint tissue to bulge out.
What does a ganglion cyst look like?
A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling (benign, not cancerous) usually on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone). It looks like a sac of liquid (cyst) located just under the skin. Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material.