Welcome to the PATIENT+ decision aid

How can this decision aid help you?

There are various treatments available for people with a ganglion cyst in the palm at the base of the finger. First choice is to leave it alone. It may go away without treatment. If you are considering treating it, this decision aid reviews the harms and benefits of the treatment options. If you’re unsure, your doctor can help you choose the best treatment for you.

This decision aid applies to patients with a ganglion cyst in the palm at the base of the finger. There are other decision aids available for those with a ganglion of the wrist or at the back side of the finger.


This decision aid is written by:

D. Bandell, J. Kortlever, D. Ring.

Version 1; 14-01-18

All authors indicated to have no conflict of interest associated with this decision aid. Completed ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms of all authors and PATIENT+ employees are on file and can be viewed on request.