Oncologists Los Lunas NM

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Dennie Jones
(713) 669-8008
900 Camino de Salud
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Lovelace Medical Group

Max Rabinowitz
2841 DeBarr Rd
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Alaska Onc and Hem

Patricia Sanchez
(505) 727-2990
715 Martin Lthr Kng Ave Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Hematology & Oncology Assoc

Robert Weiler
(505) 262-7734
3101 Don Quixote Ct Nw
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Lovelace Health Systems

James Liebmann
(505) 538-4125
1313 E 32nd St
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
New Mexico Oncology/Hematlgy

Victor Vigil
(410) 328-2808
715 Dr M L King Jr Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Hematology Oncology Assoc

Hamid Sayar
(505) 272-4946
1044 W Walnut St
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Cancer Research/Treatment Ctr

Barbara Wai
(505) 256-6425
1501 San Pedro Dr Se
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Eric Mayer
73 7 374500
2333 McCallie Ave
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Radiation Oncology Assoc P

Benny Liem
4650 Jefferson Ln Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Rad Onc Assoc

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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