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Acupunct Med. 2006 Mar;24(1):29-32.

Electroacupuncture in the treatment of a ganglion of the wrist--a case report.

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University of Yüzüncü Yil, Van, Turkey. tekeibrahim58@hotmail.com

Abstract

A ganglion is a cystic swelling that occurs most commonly in women. Recurrence is possible after conservative or surgical treatment. A novel method of therapy, electroacupuncture stimulation, was performed in a 53 year old woman with a large, recurrent dorsal wrist ganglion. After treatment it rapidly disappeared and there was no recurrence during the one year follow-up period. Although the mechanism is obscure, it is our impression that electroacupuncture may have a local action on such cysts in addition to needle drainage.

PMID:
16619407
DOI:
10.1136/aim.24.1.29
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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