DURING the early part of this century references to synovial cysts, ganglions, epidermal cysts and the like (this does not refer to epidermal or epidermoid cysts which are produced by epidermal inclusions following puncture wounds and are usually seen on the palmar surface of the hands) were frequently seen in dermatologic literature. The recent references are almost entirely found in surgical literature.
Since dermatologists are frequently called on to advise patients concerning these lesions, it seemed appropriate to review recent developments and report my work at this time. This report is based on the microscopic study of material from 58 cases and roentgen ray therapy in 105 cases.
Microscopic material was studied from myxomatous degeneration lesions in 38 cases of the wrist, 10 of the hand, 4 of the fingers, 4 of the foot and 2 of the ankle.
The study was originally planned and started in 1937 in conjunction
WOODBURNE AR. MYXOMATOUS DEGENERATION CYSTS OF SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(4):407–418. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100003001