I felt compelled to do a paper on ganglion cysts ever since a freakish occurrence in my office.
A young woman, 22 years old, mother of two small children, arrived in my office complaining of severe pain in the wrist. She had just visited with her orthopedic doctor. The young woman had had six ganglion cysts surgically removed from the same location on the wrist and now a 7th cyst had erupted. This time the doctor felt they must perform a surgery that could result in the loss of function in her hand.