You have in the palm of a strange soft lump that does not hurt and does not interfere, but still alarming?Do not rush to panic - most likely a common hygroma.What does it represent?
Hygroma joint (other names - synovial cyst, tendon ganglia) - a tumor that arises in the joint capsule as a result of the breakdown of tissues.Inside it is filled with synovial fluid.At the touch of a tumor is soft but elastic;It does not cause discomfort and pain.
content of the article:
- tendon causes of ganglion
- Diagnosis and treatment
tendon causes of ganglion
Hygroma occurs for many reasons.Basically they are somehow associated with various injuries.
The most common reasons for the formation of synovial tumor - is:
- severe injuries, accompanied by bruising;
- internal changes in tissues that do not depend on external factors;
- genetic predisposition.
ganglion often affects the knees and ankles.In the hands it usually occurs in young children who have not
Distinguish hygroma wrist and finger hygroma.In both cases the bump may appear on either of the palm and on the back side of it.Depending on the localization it may not cause any concern, and can significantly interfere with daily activities.In any case, even if the tumor does not hurt and does not interfere, as soon as possible to see a doctor, who will be able to deliver the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Diagnosis and treatment
Typically, an experienced physician can recognize synovial cyst naked eye.But to clarify the diagnosis should be examined, including the X-ray, ultrasound and, if necessary, a puncture (the analysis of the liquid within the ganglion).
After this treatment is prescribed.Many doctors are opposed to the surgical removal of the tumor, as in the early stages of the disease with him you can fight successfully using conservative methods: electrophoresis, mud therapy, ultraviolet irradiation, paraffin baths, as well as the administration of corticosteroids.These procedures also can be supplemented with a home treatment - by heating using a salt or a special lamp, compresses and the like.But before embarking on doctoring at home, be sure to consult with your doctor.
If the disease is started, or the above treatments do not bring any visible positive results, surgery is inevitable.However, it is not necessary to be afraid of - surgery to remove a ganglion (called bursectomy) medicine has mastered fully.In modern hospitals, it is made even without tissue dissection - just introduced into the tumor finest tube through which the contents of the ganglion "sucked."It occupies such an operation no more than twenty minutes, is performed without anesthesia, and reminds her just a little red dot.
should not delay the treatment, especially if the tumor grows in size, and is beginning to bear the pain.In the absence of timely surgery synovial cyst can cause quite serious complications or even develop into a malignant tumor.
After successful treatment of complications or recurrences are extremely rare - usually only in cases when a person has an innate tendency to such diseases.It is also necessary to comply with required preventative measures: avoiding monotonous intensive loads and protect yourself from injury.