Digital Myxoid Cyst

Digital mucous cysts, also known as myxoid cysts, are fluid-filled sacs that form on the fingers or toes. They are commonly found on the distal interphalangeal joints (DIP joints) and may cause discomfort or pain if they put pressure on nearby nerves. Digital myxoid cysts are most commonly seen in individuals over the age of 50, but can occur at any age. The exact cause of digital myxoid cysts is unknown, but they are believed to form as a result of trauma or degeneration of the connective tissue in the affected area. 

Treatment options for digital myxoid cysts most of include aspiration or excision. Aspiration involves draining the cyst with a needle and syringe, while excision involves surgically removing the cyst. Treatment options will depend on the severity of the cyst, the location of the cyst, and the patient’s overall health. In some cases, observation may be recommended if the cyst is not causing any discomfort or pain. In other cases, more aggressive treatment options may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications. One of our dermatologists can help patients understand their options and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their needs.


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