What is the difference between ganglion cysts and Synovial cysts.
Hello, earlier my mother had a lump on her wrist, doctors confirmed that it was non-cancerous. It was a ganglion cyst. She recently observed a lump on her lower back. We thought it was a ganglion cyst but this time it was hurting her so we decided to seek medical help after examination it came out to be a synovial cyst. He again said it was non-cancerous. Can anyone tell me the difference between the two? What is the difference between ganglion cysts and Synovial cysts?
@nell Hello, A synovial cyst of the spine is a fluid-filled sac that develops along the spine. It’s the result of degeneration of a facet joint of the vertebrae of the spine. a cyst may develop in response to the extra fluid. As the fluid builds up it can get caught in the synovial lining of the joint. Eventually, a cyst may form.
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sac that often develops in the wrists and ankles. A synovial cyst has a thin film of tissue around the cyst. A ganglion cyst doesn’t have this tissue.