Ganglion

Ganglions are common cysts which occur around the hand and wrist in relation to joints and tendons. A ganglion in the nailfold near the nail can cause deformity of the nail growth, and there may be arthritis of the underlying joint. Other common sites are the base of the finger in the palm, and around the wrist. There is a range of treatments, of which surgery has the lowest recurrence rate.