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A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sac that most commonly develops in the wrist or hand. Some occur in the ankles or feet. If a ganglion cyst presses on a nerve, it may be painful. Depending on its location, a ganglion cyst may restrict movement.
Some cysts do not require any treatment, but others require surgical removal.
In ganglion cyst removal, a doctor will remove the cyst capsule or stalk in order to completely remove the cyst.
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Patients with severe ganglion cysts can benefit from surgical removal. While it does not eliminate the chance of cysts completely, surgery removes the source of discomfort and provides relief.