Author(s): Dr. Kapil Das, Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav and Dr. Namrata Singh
Ganglion are benign cystic swelling containing gelatinous fluid which may occur in any joint but most frequently occurs in the wrist. They are common around joints due to abundance of fibrous tissue. This article reviews what is known about ganglion cyst development, natural history, histopathology, diagnosis and current treatment options along with the homoeopathic approach of this prevalent ailment. Although the exact cause is unknown, there are numerous theories explaining its aetiology and most accepted one is that it results from continuous micro-injury to the ligamentous and capsular supporting systems. Current treatment options include observation, nonsurgical aspiration/injection, and surgical excision. However, Cyst aspiration/injection has a higher incidence of recurrence, whereas an increased frequency of complications follows surgery. Homoeopathy could therefore beneficial in such cases where available treatments are all insufficient. Homoeopathy is an individualized therapeutic system which can provide a complete annihilation of such diseases like ganglion in shortest and most harmless way.