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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31825ae1ba
Techniques

Volar Wrist Ganglion Excision Through the Flexor Carpi Radialis Sheath

Sawyer, Gregory A. MD; DaSilva, Manuel F. MD; Akelman, Edward MD

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Abstract

Volar wrist ganglions are much less frequent than their dorsal counterparts but provide much more surgical trepidation due to their proximity to the radial artery. With the majority arising from the radiocarpal joint, we have found that entering the flexor carpi radialis sheath and accessing the ganglion through the floor of the sheath allows for a relatively safe excision of these benign hand tumors.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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