Mucous cyst of the distal interphalangeal joint: treatment by simple excision or excision and rotation flap

R J Crawford, A Gupta, G Risitano, F D Burke
Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand 1990, 15 (1): 113-4
Thirty-five patients who had thirty-seven mucous cysts excised from the distal interphalangeal joints were reviewed not less than one year later. Seven out of 25 which had been treated by simple excision recurred, whereas only one out of twelve treated by excision and skin closure with a rotation flap recurred.

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