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Mark E Woodson
(618) 462-1957
815 E Fifth Street
Alton, IL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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James Vernon Piephoff, MD
(314) 653-5255
915 East West Street
Alton, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1989

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Samuel K Wood, MD
662 Brue Saint Ferdinand
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1996

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Juan Carden, MD
11125 Dunn Rd Ste 108
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Ecuador, Esc De Med, Fac De Cien Med, Quito, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1968

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Mark D Bergman, MD
(314) 353-1870
11155 Dunn Rd Ste 202E
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1994

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Viwathna Bhuthimethee
(618) 462-7488
654 E Broadway
Alton, IL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Thomas Edward Ryan, MD
(618) 462-1955
815 E 5th St Ste 303
Alton, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Health Center, Alton, Il; Christian Hosp Northeast, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Hematology Oncology Consultants Inc

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David Christian Harmon, MD
(617) 724-1112
390 Maple Summit Rd
Jerseyville, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ana Cecilia Botero, MD
330 1st Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Cien De La Salud, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1985

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Vincent Quanus Joe, MD
(314) 653-5255
11155 Dunn Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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