Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ganglion Cyst Outlook

What to expect with ganglion cyst:

  • Ganglion cysts tend to return over time.
  • Recurrence is less likely with complete surgical removal of the cyst.
  • About 10 percent of ganglion cysts return after surgery.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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