Ossified Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Cyst: A Case Report

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Ortopedia y traumatologí􀆴a, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Bogotá, D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia, USA

2 Rothman Institute of Orthopedics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

3 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Ganglion cysts are the most common wrist tumors, and 60 -70% originate dorsally from the scapholunate interval.  Ossification of these lesions is exceedingly rare, with only one such lesion located in the finger reported in the literature. We present a case of an ossified dorsal wrist ganglion in a 68-year-old woman.


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