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Clinical History •

32-year-old female professional dancer presents with ankle discomfort greatest with flexion of the great toe

Based on clinical examination, pathology involving the flexor hallucis longus tendon is suspected and MRI was obtained

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Given the clinical and MRI findings, the clinician requested ultrasoundguided aspiration of the fluid collection to assess symptomatic relief

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Clinical Outcome •

Immediately following aspiration of the ganglion cyst, the patient was able to painlessly perform the ballet maneuvers and great toe flexion that had previously elicited discomfort

As clinically indicated, cortisone injection into the ganglion could also be performed at the time of the initial cyst aspiration

Due to the relatively high recurrence rate of ganglion cysts, the patient will be monitored clinically for evidence of symptom recurrence

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Hospital For Special Surgery: Ultrasound of the Month - Case 34