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Plastic Surgery InternationalVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 624209, 3 pages

Research ArticleDepartment of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, Idi Araba, PMB Lagos, 12003, Nigeria

Received 7 November 2011; Accepted 12 February 2012

Academic Editor: Francesco Carinci

Copyright © 2012 J. A. Ashindoitiang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ganglion, a benign cyst, most common soft tissue tumor of the hand, usually occurs in the hand, wrist, and foot. It is difficult to treat as reoccurrence is common after surgery and also following other treatment procedures. In this study, sclerotherapy technique in 20 patients treated using a solution of tetracycline after aspiration is described. Most of the patients in this study were between the ages of 20 and 35 years. 16 patients had ganglion on the dorsum of the wrist, 2 patients had bilateral ganglion, and 2 patients had ganglion on the dorsum of the foot. Under aseptic conditions, the ganglions were aspirated using size 21 G needles, and then 1 mL equivalent to 100 mg-mL solution of tetracycline was injected. In the postoperative followup ranging between 18 months to 5 years, 2 reoccurrences were noticed that required the same technique. This procedure is simple, safe, effective, and cheap when compared to surgery and other nonsurgical procedure of treating ganglion.





Author: J. A. Ashindoitiang

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