Tumours and hand reconstruction

D. Glynn Bolitho

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Tumours and hand reconstruction

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Hand tumours are common

The vast majority are benign

Soft tissue – commonest Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath. Treatment marginal excision

Bone – commonest – Enchondroma. Treatment – leave if incidental or currette +/− bone grafting

Malignant – need full work up with detailed clinical examination, investigation, and planning in a multidisciplinary meeting

Treatment is wide/radical excision often with partial amputation +/− plastic surgical reconstruction.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Histopathology ; Surgical Oncology

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