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Margaret June Thompson, MD
(503) 843-2767
12990 W Perrydale Rd
Amity, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1968

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Steven Kallick
(703) 934-4450
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, OR
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Kaiser Permanente

Gerald Black Ahmann, MD
(541) 774-5853
940 Royal Ave Unit 100A
Medford, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael Carl Huntington, MD
(541) 768-5220
501 NW Elks Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Corvallis, Or
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology Assoc

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Frederic A Gibbs Jr, MD
(541) 732-7000
940 Royal Ave Unit 100B
Medford, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1969

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Catherine O'Brien
(503) 561-6449
875 Oak St Se Ste 4030
McMinnville, OR
Specialty
Internist, Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Salem Hem Onc

Margaret Thompson
(925) 295-5921
12990 W Perrydale Rd
Amity, OR
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Bret Alan Cook, MD
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1994

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Debora Ann Stou, MS
(503) 494-6346
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd # L586
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James F Fitzgibbons, MD
(541) 683-5001
520 Country Club Pkwy
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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