Outcome of surgically treated mucous cysts of the hand

M L Kasdan, S P Stallings, V M Leis, D Wolens
Journal of Hand Surgery 1994, 19 (3): 504-7
The results of a surgical procedure for the treatment of mucous cysts of the hand are described. One hundred ninety-one mucous cysts from 178 patients were treated from 1973 to 1992. The average age of the study population was 57 years. The long finger was most frequently involved. There were only two recurrences and two postoperative infections. Both patients with recurrences presented more than 40 months after surgery. Sixty-four of the cysts had been previously treated elsewhere. The most common postoperative complaint was tenderness of the joint. Associated nail deformities were corrected in 40 of 46 cases.

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