Fine-needle aspiration cytology of ganglion cysts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ganglion cyst is a relatively common lesion resulting from mucoid, cystic degeneration of soft tissues adjacent to a joint space. Aspiration of cyst contents has been increasingly advocated as a diagnostic and, in some instances, therapeutic modality. We report the fine-needle aspiration cytologic (FNAC) findings from seven cases of ganglion cyst. These include the aspiration of thick, gelatinous fluid and a smear comprised of rare histiocytes embedded in a mucoid matrix. Although these findings are nonspecific, we believe that in the appropriate clinical setting, the diagnosis of ganglion cyst can be made with confidence by FNA.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodd, LG; Layfield, LJ

Published Date

  • December 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 381

PubMed ID

  • 8989538

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-1039

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199612)15:5<377::AID-DC4>3.0.CO;2-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States