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Definition of Ganglion Cyst

  1. Cystic swellings under the skin, generally in the wrist or the upper surface of the foot; a ganglion develops when a jelly-like substance accumulates in one of two places — a joint capsule or a tendon sheath — and causes it to balloon out; usually painless and harmless, it can be surgically treated by draining it with a needle, applying pressure after puncturing it, or surgically removing it.


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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