Intraneural Ganglion Cysts

  • Amgad S. Hanna


Our understanding of intraneural ganglion cysts has considerably improved in the past few years. They usually arise from a degenerated joint. Synovial fluid under pressure exits the joint through an articular branch of a nerve. This can spread retrograde to involve the parent nerve. The classic example is the common peroneal nerve and the superior tibiofibular joint .

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    Spinner RJ, Desy NM, Rock MG, Amrami K (2007) Peroneal intraneural ganglia. Part I. Techniques for successful diagnosis and treatment. Neurosurg Focus 22(6):E16PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amgad S. Hanna
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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