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Digital myxoid cyst
A digital myxoid cyst (sometimes called a mucous cyst) is a non-cancerous swelling that occurs on the fingers or, sometimes, the toes.The cyst is often connected to the lining of the finger or toenail joint, and is usually located between the joint and the nail.
Digital myxoid cysts are not contagious and are not a form of skin cancer.
The term cyst is from the Greek kystis meaning a bag or pouch; myxoid and mucoid refer to the jelly-like contents. Digital derives from the Latin digitus, meaning finger or toe. A small number of people might develop these because of excessive repetitive finger motion.