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Intraneural lipomatous tumor of the median nerve: Three case reports with a review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22705575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: Intraneural lipoma and fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the nerve are rare soft tissue tumors that most commonly occur in the forearm and the wrist, and particularly within the median nerve. When the lesions are large enough, they may cause progressive compression neuropathy. They are distinct entities each other with different clinical and radiological findings and thereby need different surgical treatments.
PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report here 3 cases of intraneural lipomatous tumors of the median nerve (1 case of intraneural lipoma and 2 cases of fibrolipomatous hamartoma).
DISCUSSION: All patients were surgically treated successfully with complete excision for intraneural lipoma and with carpal tunnel releases for the both fibrolipomatous hamartomas.
CONCLUSION: A careful preoperative planning is necessary for the optimal treatment by distinguishing whether it is a resectable or non-resectable tumor based on the clinical and radiological findings, because they have characteristic findings each other.
Authors:
Taketo Okubo; Tsuyoshi Saito; Hiroyuki Mitomi; Tatsuya Takagi; Tomoaki Torigoe; Yoshiyuki Suehara; Hirohisa Katagiri; Hideki Murata; Mitsuru Takahashi; Ichiro Ito; Takashi Yao; Kazuo Kaneko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-11     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Human Pathology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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