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Lipomas of the hand: a review and 13 patient case series.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21045920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Objective: In this article, the presentation, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of lipomas of the hand are reviewed and evaluated. Methods: A thorough review of the literature is completed, and a series of 13 patients are summarized and briefly examined. Results: Lipomas may present as asymptomatic tumors or produce concerning signs and symptoms such as muscular atrophy and paralysis. Some lipomas may be identified by physical examination alone. However, magnetic resonance imaging best facilitates definitive diagnosis. Conclusions: In the absence of mechanical impairment or cosmetic concern, observation remains the clinical standard of care. When pain, compression neuropathy, disfigurement, or decreased function affect the patient, surgical resection is typically curative. Malignant transformation rarely occurs.
Authors:
Menaka M Nadar; Carlo R Bartoli; Morton L Kasdan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eplasty     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1937-5719     ISO Abbreviation:  Eplasty     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101316107     Medline TA:  Eplasty     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e66     Citation Subset:  -    
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