Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Feb 06, 2016

Ganglions - Complications

The procedures both surgical and conservative have risks and include-

  • The reappearance of the ganglions after conservative treatment is very high.
  • Ganglionscansometimesreappear even aftersurgery.
  • Infection is a risk associated with both the procedures.
  • Excision of ganglions could sometimes cause a loss of movement, instability of the joint, and damage to the nerve or blood vessel.
  • A volar ganglion has a greater risk of nerve and blood vessel damage due to its proximity to the radial artery.


  1. Bailey & Love's Short Practise Of Surgery- 21st ELBS Edition Revised By Charles V. Mann & R.C.G.Russe
  2. Manipal Manual Of Surgery-Millennium, CBS, Edition K.Rajgopal Shenoy


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