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Tuberculous Compound Palmar Ganglion

Nagarajan Doraisamy, Malarvizhi Chandrasekhar, Jim Jebakumar, Sukhdev DB Singh

Citation Information : Doraisamy N, Chandrasekhar M, Jebakumar J, Singh SD. Tuberculous Compound Palmar Ganglion. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2017; 51 (1):28-29.

DOI: 10.5005/JPMER-51-1-28

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Compound palmar ganglion of tuberculous etiology is an infrequent condition, which has an obvious clinical picture, but still overlooked and should be diagnosed earlier before the involvement of underlying bones and nerves.

Case Report

We present the case of a 56-year-old male presenting with progressive swelling of the palm and forearm. He was diagnosed to have chronic flexor tenosynovitis without involvement of the underlying bones and was treated by complete excision and antitubercular therapy (ATT).


Tuberculous palmar ganglion is a condition that can be managed by excision and chemotherapy. However, it presents as a challenge to rural surgeons where the patients present late. Hence, early identification and treatment are the main goals of this article.

How to cite this article

Doraisamy N, Chandrasekhar M, Jebakumar J, Singh SDB. Tuberculous Compound Palmar Ganglion. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2017;51(1):28-29.

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