What causes intraosseous ganglion?

What causes intraosseous ganglion?

Background. Intraosseous ganglion is a cystic lesion that contains gelatinous material, most often occurs in middle-aged patients, and is regarded as similar to soft-tissue ganglion. The etiology is unknown, but association with degenerative joint disease has been considered.

What is the best treatment for ganglion?


  • Immobilization. Because activity can cause the ganglion cyst to get larger, it may help to temporarily immobilize the area with a brace or splint.
  • Aspiration. In this procedure, your doctor uses a needle to drain the fluid from the cyst.
  • Surgery. This may be an option if other approaches haven’t worked.

Are Ganglions serious?

Ganglions are harmless, but can sometimes be painful. If they do not cause any pain or discomfort, they can be left alone and may disappear without treatment, although this can take a number of years. It’s not clear why ganglions form.

What is a ganglion cyst of the bone?

A ganglion cyst is a small sac of fluid that forms over a joint or tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy.

How do you treat a ganglion cyst without surgery?

Your doctor might recommend the following home treatment options:

  1. Over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can relieve pain.
  2. Regular use of warm compresses may increase blood circulation and promote fluid drainage.

What kind of lesion is an intraosseous ganglion?

Intraosseous ganglion. Dr Daniel J Bell ◉ and A.Prof Frank Gaillard ◉ ◈ et al. An intraosseous ganglion (plural: ganglia) is a benign subchondral radiolucent lesion without degenerative arthritis.

How are intraosseous ganglia related to osteoarthritis?

Intraosseous ganglia are intramedullary, non-neoplastic, subchondral cystic lesions containing mucoid fluid. They are lined by fibrous tissue with myxoid change and are not associated with osteoarthritis in the adjacent joint.

Where are intraosseous ganglia found in olecranon?

Abstract Intraosseous ganglia are benign cysts that usually can be seen in lower extremity; especially around ankle. These cysts have fewer incidences in upper extremity, mainly around the wrist. They are extremely rare in olecranon. These lesions are often asymptomatic. Patient was a 75-year-old man who had trauma many years ago.

Can a bone graft be done on an intraosseous ganglion?

Curettage and bone grafting, if necessary, is usually curative and can be repeated in the rare event of recurrence. Intraosseous ganglion cysts are rare. On imaging studies, they present as well-demarcated uniloculated or multiloculated lytic defects with a thin rim of sclerotic bone.