A surface ultrastructure study of ganglia and digital mucous cysts

Randall T. Loder, John H. Robinson, W. Thomas Jackson, Delmas J. Allen

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Three digital mucous cysts and three dorsal wrist ganglia were studied by light and scanning electron microscopy. Both exhibited the same findings, namely a porous network of collagenous fibers forming the wall and a fibrillated inner surface composed of a random arrangement of collagen fibers. An intermittent thin membrane was observed on the inner surface, but no evidence of a cellular lining was apparent. This anatomic study lends support to a shared cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-762
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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