Digital Mucous Cyst Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Murad Alam, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What is the pathophysiology of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What causes digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What is the incidence of digital mucous cysts (DMCs) in the US?

What is the global incidence of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

How does the incidence of digital mucous cysts (DMCs) vary by sex?

How does the incidence of demographics of digital mucous cysts (DMCs) vary by age?

What is the prognosis of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Presentation

What history is characteristic of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Digital Mucous Cyst?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Which preoperative tests are performed to facilitate removal of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What is the role of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in the workup of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Treatment

What is included in the medical care of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What are other surgical techniques used for the management of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What is the optimal surgical approach to the treatment of digital mucous cyst?

Which specialist consultations are needed for the management of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

What are the complications of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of digital mucous cysts (DMCs)?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-infectives are used in the treatment of Digital Mucous Cyst?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Digital Mucous Cyst?