Ganglion Cyst is sometimes misdiagnosed as Pretibial Varices

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Pretibial Varices, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Ganglion Cyst.

Ganglion cyst are non-cancerous lumps that develop along tendons in the wrist or hands. Generally they are round, pea sized and filled with a jellylike fluid. They can be misdiagnosed as a tumour.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Small painless lump mostly in joints or tendons

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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