These symptoms could be a sign of a tumor!

SAFAKNA TURKEY – Hand surgeon Dr. Instructor Member Kadir Knot warned against hand swelling. Dr. Instructor Prof. Uzel stated that tumors found in the hand should be shown to a specialist as soon as possible and said: “Tumors in the hand come from the soft tissues and bones under the skin. Most soft tissue tumors of the hand are benign, although there are rare malignant tumors. The most common malignant tumors of the hand are squamous cell carcinomas originating from the skin. Sarcomas are another malignant tumor originating from soft tissues. These masses may be noticed earlier due to pain, swelling, and discoloration.


Noting that ganglion cysts are the most common benign tumors, Dr. Instructor Member Knot continued as follows:

“Most common benign soft tissue tumors; ganglion cysts, giant cell tumors of tendon sheaths, and inclusion epidermal cysts. Lipomas, glomus tumors, nerve sheath tumors, neuromas, and hemangiomas are other benign tumors often found on the hands. Ganglion cysts are benign cysts filled with a gelatinous fluid, usually arising from the articular and tendon sheaths. Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath, as the name implies, are benign tumors of a relatively hard consistency and sometimes lobular appearance, predominantly located around the sheaths of the tendons that flex and raise the fingers. Epidermal inclusion cysts are benign, keratin-filled formations located under the skin. Glomus tumor is often located under the nail bed. These are masses that increase pain, especially when exposed to cold, and can also cause discoloration of the nail bed. Neuromas are bumps that develop on nerve endings after nerve injuries in the hand. Increased pain can be observed when the hand comes into contact with the place.


Dr. Instructor Member Kadir Uzel explained the methods for diagnosing and treating hand tumors as follows:

“Tumors in the arm can be diagnosed by physical examination and x-rays. We use plain x-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI in radiological imaging. In particular, MRI has a landmark in surgical treatment. During treatment, if the formation is not very large, it is recommended to completely remove the formation and send it to pathology. In benign lesions, if the patient does not want the mass to be surgically removed, it is important that patients be monitored and re-evaluated in case of increased pain and growth of the mass. Some of the removed formations may recur in the postoperative period. For this reason, regular follow-up of patients in the postoperative period is important in terms of detecting relapse in the early period.

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