Share This Article:

A Case Series of Various Swelling of Fingers in Adults

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:2893KB) PP. 343-348
DOI: 10.4236/ojo.2014.412052    2,598 Downloads   3,385 Views  

ABSTRACT

Patients commonly present to their general practitioner with swellings of the hand. These include a variety of diagnoses with certain lesions (for example, ganglion) being more common than others. Some may even be familiar as they are often site-specific. This article aims to provide general practitioners with clear and concise information regarding swellings to be ruled out before suspecting giant cell tumor of tendon sheath. Swellings of the hand are commonly encountered in a general practice with different diagnosis. They may arise from any tissue in the hand including skin, subcutaneous fat, muscle, nerves, vessels, tendon, bone and cartilage. Fortunately, most are benign, asymptomatic and may not require surgical intervention. Ganglions, epidermoid inclusion cysts, giant cell tumours of the tendon sheath, and swellings associated with arthropathy comprise the majority of lesion. This study includes 16 cases which are presented with similar history and presentation of finger swellings as that of giant cell tumor tendon sheath but the final diagnosis has varied.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

Gupta, S. and Kommera, S. (2014) A Case Series of Various Swelling of Fingers in Adults. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 4, 343-348. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2014.412052.

References

[1] Glowacki, K.A. (2003) Giant Cell Tumors of Tendon Sheath. Journal of the American Society for Surgery of Hand, 3, 100-107.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1531-0914(03)00025-1
[2] Garg, B. and Kotwal, P.P. (2011) Giant Cell Tumour of the Tendon Sheath of the Hand. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 19, 218-220.
[3] Oyle, R.W. (1946) Ganglia and Superficial Tumours. Practitiozzer, 156, 267.
[4] Woodburne, A.R. (1947) Myxomatous Degeneration Cysts of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues. Archives of Dermatology and Syphiology, 56, 407.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100003001
[5] Carroll, R.E. and Berman, A.T. (1972) Glomus Tumors of the Hand. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 54A, 691-703.
[6] Stack, H.G. (1964) Tumours of the Hand. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 40, 290-298.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.40.463.290
[7] Al Qattan, M.M., Al Lazzam, A.M. and Al Thunayan, A. (2005) Classification of Benign Fatty Tumours in the Upper Limb. Hand Surgery, 10, 43-59.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218810405002541
[8] Hasham, S. and Burke, F.D. (2007) Diagnosis and Treatment of Swellings in the Hand. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 83, 296-300.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.2005.043992
[9] Jay, V.V. (2000) The Legacy of William Heberden. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 124, 1751.

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.