Common Benign Tumors of the Hand


Hand and orthopaedic surgeons often encounter benign masses in the hand. These may consist of cystic soft-tissue tumors such as ganglion cysts and epidermoid inclusion cysts; solid soft-tissue tumors such as giant cell tumors of tendon sheath and lipomas; nerve tumors such as schwannomas or neurofibromas; vascular tumors such as glomus tumors and hemangiomas; and bone tumors such as enchondromas, osteochondromas, and giant cell tumors of bone. The objective of this article is to familiarize the reader with the clinical and diagnostic imaging features, and treatment of the most common benign tumors of the hand.

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