Ganglion cysts are lumps around the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. Ganglion cysts are very common. They are most frequently found on back of the wrist see Figure 1the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top of the end joint of the finger see Figure 2.
A myxoid cyst is a small, benign lump that occurs on fingers or toes, near a nail. Myxoid cysts are usually symptom-free. An estimated 64 percent to 93 percent of people with osteoarthritis have myxoid cysts.
A ganglion cyst or mucous cyst is a benign swelling or bump that most commonly occurs on the back-side of the finger towards the last joint of the finger near the fingernail. Although, ganglion cysts can also occur around any part of a finger or thumb when associated with a tendon sheath. A mucous cyst is basically a small sac containing a thick, clear, jelly-like substance that is produced from degenerative arthritis of the last knuckle joint of the finger or thumb called the distal interphalangeal joint DIP joint of the finger or interphalangeal joint IP joint of the thumb.
Updated by Dr Oakley, May A digital myxoid pseudocyst is a shiny papule found at the end of a finger or toe, close to the nail. It is called a pseudocyst because it is not surrounded by a capsule, unlike a true cyst.
Osteoarthritis OA in the hand is very common in the general population. The cause of osteoarthritis is not clear, but genetics are important. With multiple joint disease, OA tends to affect the knuckle at the tip of each finger.
The cyst originates from the distal interphalangeal joint DIP and can cause a deformity of the nail plate by pressure on the nail matrix. The most common cause is osteoarthritis of the DIP joint of the finger. It is secondary to wear out of this joint.
Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin has a team of orthopedic specialists who are here to diagnose and treat your symptoms of a ganglion mucous cyst. Mucous cysts are a type of ganglion. They are fluid-filled sacs that are typically found at the finger joint closest to the fingernail, better known as the DIP joint.
A mucous cyst is a benign ganglion that affects the distal interphalangeal DIP joint or in the proximal nail fold. Mucoid cysts are usually small with an average diameter of less than 10 mm. Cysts are often asymptomatic and do not require treatment.