• Ganglion Cyst Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Some conditions which are more or less similar to GANGLION are-

  • Tumors: Bone tumors or other soft tissue tumor may appear as similar swelling.
  • Lipoma: These are fat deposits which appear similar to Ganglion but do not contain clear fluid as in Ganglion. Light does not pass through them.
  • Aneurysm: If the mass is compressible and reduces on elevation of wrist it could be venous aneurysm.
  • Arthritic osteophytes/ Bone spurs: These are usually firm mass with association of arthritic conditions.
  • Neurofibroma: Nerve cell tumor found on the nerve sheath.
  • Giant cell tumor: Uncommon bone tumor.
  • Herberden's node: Hard bony swelling on finger joints.
  • Gout: Small bone joints are involved which are painful due to defective uric acid metabolism disease.
  • Local Infections of joints: Local bone infections may also cause swellings.