Oncologists Ellicott City MD

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Oncologists. You will find informative articles about Oncologists, including "What To Do About Benign Tumors of the Hand". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Ellicott City, MD that can help answer your questions about Oncologists.

Nelson G Kalil, MD
(301) 774-6136
18111 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD
Business
Community Hematology Oncology Practicioners
Specialties
Oncology

Data Provided By:
Carol Ann Huff, MD
(410) 955-6450
10225 New Forest Ct
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided By:
Yuanjue Louann Zhang
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

Data Provided By:
Edward J Lee, MD
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided By:
Nicholas William Koutrelakos
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Data Provided By:
Joseph Malczy, MR
(410) 750-7312
8262 Church Lane Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Richard Forbes Gorman, MD
9011 Chevrolet Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided By:
F Javier Bolanos Meade, MD
(410) 328-2565
11229A Snowflake Ct
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Tec Y De Est Sup De Monterrey, Esc De Med "iasantos", Monterrey
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided By:
Nicholas W Koutrelakos, MD
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Edward James Lee
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com