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Ganglion cyst of bone

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Last staff update: 10 January 2022

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Ganglion cyst of bone. website. Accessed February 8th, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon
  • Within bone, but close to a joint space at ends of long bones; often in distal tibia or proximal humerus
  • May be an extension of soft tissue ganglion
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Intraosseous ganglion

  • Simple curettage
Gross description
  • Cyst surrounded by condensed bone, often multiloculated with gelatinous content and fibrous tissue wall
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cystic space with no epithelial lining
  • May be filled with mucoid material or foamy macrophages
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