A Recurrent Foot Ganglion Managed With Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Flap Coverage


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Abstract

The case of a 42-year-old woman with a persistent ganglion cyst of the dorsolateral aspect of the foot is presented. After multiple aspirations and 4 attempts at excision, the lesion degenerated into a painful, persistently draining wound with communication to the calcaneocuboid joint. The case was treated with dissection of the lesion to the joint, excision, and coverage of the defect with an extensor digitorum brevis muscle flap. The rationale for this surgical approach and the literature regarding recurrent ganglia are discussed.

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