What is Ganglion cyst removal?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Book Removal Method


A ganglion cyst is a swelling that often appears around joints and tendons in the hand or foot. Surgical removal of the cyst is usually the only effective treatment option, as watchful waiting and attempts to rupture it are rarely curative.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ganglion cyst 7 1
Pain in wrist 5 0
Pain 1 0
Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ganglion cyst removal

Side effect Patients


Stopped having Ganglion cyst removal

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ganglion cyst removal.