Hygroma children occurs frequently, and the parents, seeing it on the body of their child, are horrified.Of course, at the first sign of any tumors you should immediately contact a doctor, but if the doctor diagnoses hygroma, do not panic - it is simple enough to heal, while it rarely can be "reborn" in the malignancy.
Hygroma (aka tendon ganglion or synovial cyst) is a benign tumor round or irregular in shape, occurring in the joint capsule.It is filled with a viscous liquid and the touch is usually quite mild.Pain his "master", it often does not work, and, as a rule, do not hold down movements, so notice it only when it reaches a considerable size.
Hygroma may occur in the shoulder, elbow, knee or ankle.Most often, the tumor appears in the popliteal fossa.
content of the article:
- causes of synovial cysts
- How to recognize the disease?
- Treating hygroma
- How to prevent disease?
causes of synovial cysts
As the medical statistics, hygroma are the most susceptible c
factors of its occurrence are many:
- excessively long and intensive exercise;
- hypo- or hyperdynamia (both "extremes" can contribute to the development of the disease);
- pathological changes in the joints.
Simply put, if a child spends too much time sitting at the computer, he risks not only significantly spoil your vision, but simply to "earn" hygroma.By the same consequences will result too often heavy and grueling training in sports sections, as well as negligence and carelessness, which often occur as a result of injury.
How to recognize the disease?
Externally ganglion tendon differs little from any other neoplasms.The tumor seems soft to the touch but firm, she is inactive, and usually solitary.In the initial stages it does not cause the child any discomfort and does not lead to an increase in temperature, or other similar reactions.
hygroma If children are in a remote location (for example, below the knee), and has a small size, see her sometimes almost impossible.There were cases where children did not complain about a year to any manifestations of the disease and quietly coexisted with a small tumor.
As the disease gets a tumor-specific "line": with strong squeezing may receive a pulling pain, after prolonged physical exertion joint can hurt or even numb, and the skin on the surface of tumor thickened, red and scaly.
Of course, to reach this stage, it is not necessary - the sooner you detect the disease, the faster and easier it will be treated.Do not forget to correctly diagnose the disease can only qualified doctor - it made a comprehensive examination that includes x-rays and ultrasound, as well as a puncture, which is to determine the internal structure of the tumor.
Unfortunately, synovial cyst does not resolve itself, even if the precautions and provide complete rest aching joints (which is especially difficult when the formation is located below the knee).Get rid of her traditional methods at home as possible.
In the initial stages of the disease when the tumor has not yet reached significant size, is acceptable conservative treatment: electrophoresis, ultraviolet irradiation, baths and paraffin baths.In the event that these methods do not bring any significant positive or disease is much more neglected, ganglion remove surgically.
Removing this type of tumor - a simple operation, which is performed under local or general anesthesia.Often, it is the ordinary dissection education.Some clinics use innovative technologies in the fight against hygroma.With the help of special equipment is a tiny puncture in the skin through which the contents of the tumor "sucked."This operation is almost painless and lasts no more than 20 minutes.
How to prevent disease?
best treatment - is indisputably prevention.
To protect your child from this is not too dangerous, but very unpleasant disease, certain measures must be observed:
- regular, but moderate and controlled physical activity;
- compliance with all security measures;
- comfortable quality footwear;
- regular monitoring by a doctor;
- reception chondroprotectors;
- a balanced diet with plenty of protein and calcium.
Remember, the health of your children is solely in your hands.Following these simple preventive measures can help you prevent as the primary manifestation of the disease and possible relapse.