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Radiodorsal ganglion cyst of the wrist (SL-ligament)

Patient Positioning

Patient seated in front of the examiner, hand palm down resting on the examination table.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a longitudinal planes over the joints and tendons of interest. Do not use any pressure - especially while looking for effusion or using doppler mode. Use dynamic scanning to check the movement of the tendons during flexion / extension or against resistance to check the pulleys.

Note: most of the radiodorsal ganglion cysts develop from the scapholunate ligament. The show hypo- or anechoic texture and do not contain synovial proliferation or doppler signal