This is an enlargement upon the sheath of a tendon, containing serum or synovia, most frequently found upon the back or the front of the wrist, or upon the top of the foot. An enlargement of this sort most often originates from blows or strains, and hence is most likely to occur in mechanics, gymnasts, laborers, and those who are accustomed to lifting heavy weights. We have seen it in young ladies, in whom it seemed to have been brought on by piano-playing. The enlargements vary in size from that of a pea, to a small hen's egg. The contents consist of a colorless fluid resembling the white of an egg.

The Treatment of Ganglion - Weeping Sinew

Weeping sinew sometimes disappears of itself, but in such cases usually returns. A cure may sometimes be effected by pressure by means of an elastic bandage. The most common method of treatment is rupture of the sac by a blow with a flat stick, or the back of a book. The affected part should be given complete rest after an operation of this sort, and a bandage should be worn about the seat of the disease for some time, so as to prevent the sac from refilling.