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Robert L McLaurin
(919) 497-0113
113 Jolly St
Louisburg, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Kausik Sen
(252) 436-1148
566 Ruin Creek Rd
Henderson, NC
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Maria Parham Hospital

Jon Paul Gockerman, MD
(919) 681-7648
Po Box 3877,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Durham, Nc

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Susan E Whelen, DO
(910) 291-7630
10742 Old Johns Rd
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadel
Graduation Year: 1995

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Victoria Cividino
(919) 734-7265
2802 Mclamb Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Amulya Madhavi Reddy, MD
Henderson, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1992

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Charles Walter Scarantino, MD
(919) 784-3018
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Triangle Radiation Oncology Services Inc

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David S Thomas
(828) 586-7610
14 Medical Park Loop
Sylva, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Gordana Vlahovic, MD
PO Box 3335 Rm 25164,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zagreb, Med Fak, Zagreb, Croatia
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert D Ornitz
(919) 784-3320
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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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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