Published: 2017-04-01

Intralesional steroid induced hypopigmentation- a case report

Shailendra Vikram Jitendra Singh, Romita Bachaspatimayum, Subhalakshmi Devi Akham, Rita Devi Sanjenbam


Ganglions are tense, smooth, fluctuant, cystic transilluminant swellings commonly found on the dorsum of the wrist, at the scapholunate articulation. Treatment modalities include aspiration, intralesional corticosteroids, surgical excision, etc. Hypopigmentation is one of the adverse effects associated with intralesional steroid therapy.  Here, we report a 21 years old male patient who came with an asymptomatic whitish patch on the left wrist after receiving triaminolone 40 mg injection at the same site for a ganglion.Case is being reported so as to create awareness of this benign condition amongst the treating physicians or surgeons.


Ganglion, Triamcinolone, Hypopigmentation

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