Cyst on young child’s foot
I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter that has developed a hard lump on her left foot in front and slightly below her ankle bone. I just noticed it last week, so it was kind of a sudden development.
It looks like she has 2 ankle bones, but the lump is slightly larger and protrudes out more. It is firm, but is can be slightly wiggled. My daughter’s physical therapist thought it might possibly be a ganglion cyst. The PT said I really should have the doctor check it out. I took my daughter to her pediatrician today and told him what the PT was suspecting however, the pediatrician felt it really well and said it actually felt like a dermoid cyst (although he had never seen one on the foot before). He advised me to get a second opinion and suggested having a dermatologist check it out. My daughter is severely developmentally delayed due to a neuro-genetic disorder so she is unable to walk or even stand at this point, but does use a supine stander.My questions:1. Does it sound more like a dermoid or a ganglion cyst?2. If it were a ganglion cyst, why would it happen in my daughter who is so young? 3. Would it be advisable to just leave it alone? My child is nonverbal and has a high pain tolerance so I can’t tell at this point if it bothers her.