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RARE DIGITAL TUMOURS: TWO CASE REPORTS AND MINI REVIEW.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22745098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Masses within the fingers and hands are a common occurrence affecting patients of all ages. Although most will be benign conditions, rarer more aggressive tumours also occur. Two cases of rare hand tumours, a digital myofibroma and an aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma are reported here including a mini-review of the literature. Although these two cases are quite different they highlight the importance of having a high index of suspicion for the presence of malignant change in masses that have been quiescent for considerable periods of time and thus the need for histological diagnosis in masses resected from the hands. The myofibroma, like other conditions such as giant cell tumours, although benign can have very worrying clinical features, most notably bony destruction. The aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma conversely can appear benign clinically but biologically is very aggressive with a high propensity for local and distant spread.
Authors:
C W M Horner; A Speller; T McBride; R Dias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1793-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2012 2012
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602613     Medline TA:  Hand Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  267-270     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Orthopaedic Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK. christopherhorner@nhs.net.
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