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HYGROMA

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HYGROMA - an accumulation of serous-mucous or (less commonly) serous-fibrinous fluid in the cavity of the periarticular synovial bag or tendon sheath. A predisposing factor is chronic tissue trauma, usually associated with the patient's professional activities. Hygroma is a soft-elastic consistency rounded from 1 to 5 cm in diameter, slightly painful on palpation and limited to shift along with the tendon.

Treatment for small hygroms is conservative: ultraviolet irradiation, paraffin baths, etc. For large hygroms, their removal is indicated.

Prevention consists in eliminating conditions that contribute to the constant trauma of tissues over joints and tendons.