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Martin Barry Abrams, MD
(203) 792-5303
16 Hospital Ave Ste 102
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Danbury Internal Medcine Assoc

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Dr.Marc Rappaport
(203) 830-4607
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Danbury
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Bruce Cooper, MD
(203) 792-5303
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1971

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John Francis Pezzimenti, MD
(203) 797-7029
95 Locust Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Danbury Office Of Physicians

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Andree Amelsberg, MD
(203) 798-5564
900 Ridgebury Rd
Ridgefield, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel York Reuben, MD
(203) 792-5303
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1998

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Vincent Anthony Rella, MD
(203) 797-7029
95 Locust Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Danbury Hospital Hematalogy

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Robert Armstrong Kloss, MD
(203) 797-7029
95 Locust Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1976

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Marc Rappaport
(203) 830-4607
16 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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David Noah Shapiro, MD
(203) 791-6714
PO Box 368
Ridgefield, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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