Use of Wolfe graft for the treatment of mucous cysts

B Jamnadas-Khoda, R Agarwal, R Harper, R E Page
Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume 2009, 34 (4): 519-21
Many surgical procedures have been described for the treatment of mucous cysts. We report a case series of a surgical technique that excises the cyst along with overlying skin and reconstructs the defect using a Wolfe graft harvested from the wrist crease. This technique can be applied to cysts in all locations, even those adjacent to the nail. The procedure has been performed on 51 mucous cysts with satisfactory results, a very low recurrence rate (4%) and negligible complications.

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