- Most common benign lesion of the hand/wrist.
- Typically, insidious onset with no predisposing conditions.
- Usually only a cosmetic problem but neurovascular compression may occur.
- Conservative management usually suffices if no neurovascular compromise.
- Aspiration of dorsal cysts can be therapeutic and diagnostic.
- Surgical excision has a higher rate of resolution but recurrence is possible.
- No reported malignant transformation.
Last updated: May 10, 2013