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Teresa Gayle Craig, MD
(405) 949-3296
3300 NW Expressway St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Clinton Reg Hosp, Clinton, Ok

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Saadia Cheema Nazir, MD
3366 NW Expressway St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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John R Taylor
(405) 604-6173
5701 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Karl K Boatman, MD
(405) 945-4411
3525 NW 56th St Ste 100C
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Dr.Saadia Chohan
(405) 942-9200
Suite D100, 3525 Northwest 56th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Tommy L Hewett
(405) 842-2061
3000 United Founders Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Hematology

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Robert Charles Brown, MD
(405) 946-9831
3433 NW 56th St Ste 800
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Northwest Internal Medicine

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Dr.Aleda Toma
(405) 942-9200
3525 NW 56th St # 100D
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Charles Warren Hollen, MD
(405) 942-9200
3400 NW Expressway St Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Cancer Care Assoc

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Jeffrey Joseph Smith, MD
(405) 942-3600
3613 NW 56th St Ste 140
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok

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What To Do About Benign Tumors of the Hand

Benign tumors may not spread and cause death but they can create significant problems just the same. Tumors of the hand (the focus of this article) can wrap themselves around nerves, cut off blood supply, and cause fractures. Undiagnosed and untreated, they can invade surrounding soft tissues and eat away at the bone causing significant loss of motion, deformity, and disability.

Although benign tumors of the hand are fairly common, there are no large studies comparing one treatment to another. Therefore, today's modern treatment is largely based on the hand surgeon's experience and what little information can be gleaned from case studies published in medical journals.

That's why these two hand surgeons combined their knowledge and expertise in presenting an up-to-date review on benign tumors of the bone and soft tissues of the hand. They base their recommendations on studies that are available and on their own experiences. The authors point out the fact that many tumors in the hand are treated based on similar tumors in other parts of the body, not necessarily from experience or evidence with hand tumors.

Benign tumors under consideration can affect the bone (e.g., osteoid osteoma, cysts, giant cell tumors), cartilage (e.g., osteochondroma, enchondroma, periosteal chondroma, fibromas), fat/connective tissue (e.g., lipomas, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath), nerves (e.g., Schwannoma, neurofibroma), and blood vessels (e.g., glomus tumor).

The authors discuss each one of these benign tumors, their clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. The diagnosis is made when patients observe an odd lump under the skin or hard bump on the bone. Concern about what this might be brings them into see the doctor. Pain, swelling, and local tenderness are the most common symptoms (when symptoms are present).

X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests (CT scan, MRI) and biopsy help make the diagnosis. Many times, it's quite obvious that the problem is a benign tumor of the hand so biopsy isn't necessary.

Conservative (nonoperative) care may be possible for some tumors. Aspirin for pain management seems to work well for osteoid osteomas (benign bone tumors). Radiofrequency ablation (a heat treatment) has been tried for other tumors of this type elsewhere in the body.

A few studies have been published with mixed results of radiofrequency ablation with hand tumors. The structures of the hand are so small, it's easy to damage the small bones of the hand, as well as the tiny nerves, and blood vessels.

But many tumors must be carefully removed, a procedure called surgical excision. If a large amount of bone is removed, bone replacement called grafting may be needed to fill in the hole. When the cartilage is involved, the surgeon does everything possible to preserve the joint surface.

If bone fracture has already occurred (and that's why the patient was diagnosed), treatment involves removing the tumor as well as healing t...

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