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Imaging of wrist masses.
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PMID:  15306759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The wrist is a complex structure with an extensive differential diagnosis for a presenting mass. However, the vast majority of hand and wrist masses are benign, and many of these have a distinctive radiographic appearance. In this article, the imaging characteristics of the most common entities are reviewed with particular attention to magnetic resonance appearance. The 3 most common hand and wrist lesions include ganglion cysts, giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath, and hemangiomas. Other common lesions that can be diagnosed radiographically include lipomas, neural sheath tumors, infection and inflammation, and variant soft-tissue or bony structures. The appearance of the fibrolipomatous hamartoma will also be demonstrated because this is a radiographically distinctive, though rare, lesion.
Vu Nguyen; James Choi; Kirkland W Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current problems in diagnostic radiology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0363-0188     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Probl Diagn Radiol     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-12     Completed Date:  2006-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607123     Medline TA:  Curr Probl Diagn Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis
Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Carpal Bones / pathology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Ganglion Cysts / diagnosis*
Giant Cell Tumor of Bone / diagnosis
Hamartoma / diagnosis
Hemangioma / diagnosis
Image Enhancement
Lipoma / diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Neurilemmoma / diagnosis
Tenosynovitis / diagnosis
Ultrasonography, Interventional
Wrist Joint / pathology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography

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