A case of the intraosseous ganglion of the carpal scaphoid

Kazuteru Nakamura, Akio Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Kinashi, Motohide Shiraishi
1986 Orthopedics & Traumatology  
The patient was a 26-year-old student who noticed pain in her left wrist two months before. Local examination showed only tenderness on the anatomical snaf f box. Rentogenograms showed a small cyst with slight marginal sclerosis in the carpal scaphoid. Four months later she noticed a soft, smooth, elastic hard, lxlcm mass which could be felt on the volar side of the wrist and wanted to be operated on. A cyst without communication with the wrist joint was found on lateral side of the flex, carp.
more » ... of the flex, carp. rad. tendon, extending into the carpal scaphoid through a small window. Extirpation of this cyst contained gelatinous material was done. After curettage of the sclerotic wall, cancellous bone was grafted. Postoperative course was unevent full. The histological examination of the cyst showed that the lining of the cyst was absent and the wall was composed of collagen fiber. We considered that this case showed extraosseous growth of a intraosseous ganglion of the carpal scaphoid.
doi:10.5035/nishiseisai.35.221 fatcat:mbwq2yrcufgcpm5bb6n7vvhviu