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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2015;18(2):102-104.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/cise.2015.18.2.102    Published online June 30, 2015.
A Ganglion Cyst Formed after Anterior Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve: A Case Report
Young Bae Kim, Jung Ro Yoon, Woo Seung Lee, Jae Hyuk Yang, Hoonnyun Lee
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, VHS Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. lwskjh@gmail.com
Received: 26 November 2014   • Revised: 21 March 2015   • Accepted: 8 May 2015
Abstract
In this report, a case of a 70-year-old man with a large ganglion cyst formed after anterior transposition of the left ulnar nerve is presented. Three months after the index surgery, the patient presented with a painless superficial ovoid, soft mass measuring 5x4x2 cm in size located at the posteromedial aspect of the left elbow, the previously operated site. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well demarcated cystic mass with a stalk connecting to the elbow joint. Excisional biopsy was performed and pathologic findings showed that the cystic wall had no definite lining cells with myxoid degeneration compatible with findings of ganglion cyst.
Key Words: Ulnar nerve; Cubital tunnel syndrome; Subcutaneous anterior transposition; Ganglion cysts


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