Comparison of Recurrence of Wrist Ganglion Following Aspiration and Injection of Steroid Versus Surgical Excision

  • Syed Naqeeb Ullah Shah Combined Military Hospital, Kohat/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Adnan Panni Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Tanveer Bhatti Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Malik Saeed Awan Combined Military Hospital, Kohat/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Umair Ahmed Combined Military Hospital, Kohat/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Faheem Khattak Combined Military Hospital, Loralai /National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Aspiration, Recurrence, Steroid injection, Surgical excision, Wrist ganglion

Abstract

Objective: To compare the frequency of recurrence after surgical excision versus aspiration and injection of Steroids of wrist ganglion

Study Design: Comparative cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of General Surgery at Combined Military Hospital, Kohat Pakistan, from Sep 2018 to Aug 2019.

Methodology: Seventy patients reported to the Outpatient Department, Combined Military Hospital, Kohat Pakistan, with complaints of ganglion and wanted treatment. Patients were randomly allocated into two Study Groups 1 and 2, by lottery method. Group-1 was treated by aspiration of the cyst contents followed by Steroid injection, while Group-2 was by excisionof the ganglion surgically under a local anaesthetic agent. The patient was followed up after three months to look for recurrence in both groups.

Results: The frequency of recurrence was 34.29% in Group-1 and 5.71% in Group-2, (p-value was less than 0.001).

Conclusion: Surgical excision results in lesser recurrence when compared with simple aspiration and Steroid injection for ganglion of the wrist.

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Published
2023-01-03
How to Cite
Shah, S. N., Panni, A., Bhatti, T., Awan, M. S., Ahmed, U., & Khattak, F. (2023). Comparison of Recurrence of Wrist Ganglion Following Aspiration and Injection of Steroid Versus Surgical Excision. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(6), 2117-20. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i6.6260
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