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Mucoid Cyst

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Heather J Bassett, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member


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    Hi,
    to inject or excise?
    Does anyone have experience in the treatment of these.
    The references I have read are from some time back and prefer excision?
    I would appreciate your experience,
    thanks
    kind regards
    heather
     
  2. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    This is also called myxoid cyst? is that right?
    thanks
    h
     
  3. moe

    moe Active Member

    what are the benefits of either? Don't they "regrow"
    Iona:)
     
  4. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hmmm sorry I can't help you with that, thus the reason for my querie? Hopefully we will both find out??
    Thanks,
    h
     
  5. podoalf

    podoalf Active Member

    Hi hj--ray !

    Excuse me for my bad English.

    In my opinion, it is preferable to excise. In my experience, the injection has a high rate of recurrence. The excision too, but the rate is so low. I´ve exised mucoid cysts at the eponichyum (arund the nail) of the Hallux. In that case series I´ve no recurrence (yet) at 1 year follow up. However, in two mucoid cysts at the calcaneum-navicular joint (in both pes cavus) I´ve two recurrences. One of them, requires re-surgery because is painful, the other not ant the recurrence is so little and without patient´s complaints.

    I Hope that my opinion could be helpful for you.
     
  6. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Thanks for letting me know of your experience Alfonso, your english is fine.
    cheers, h
     
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    Nail changes and association of osteoarthritis in digital myxoid cyst.
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  8. NavyFootDoc

    NavyFootDoc Welcome New Poster

    I heard a gentleman back here in the US at a seminar that excised the mucoid cyst then applied a short burst of cryotherapy ( liquid N2 ) to the area in order to help reduce the recurrence.

    Dr. J
     
  9. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    In my experience (circa 94) there is no re-growth provided that the cyst is fully excised with a double elliptical incision and the joint capsule coapted.

    All the best

    Bill
     
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