Treatment options

Treatment is usually only recommended if the cyst causes pain or affects the range of movement in a joint.

The two main treatment options for a ganglion cyst are:

  • draining fluid out of the cyst with a needle and syringe the medical term for this is aspiration
  • cutting the cyst out using surgery
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018