What are Hand Tumors?
Discover peace of mind with our expert care for hand tumors at Brielle Orthopaedics. Our state-of-the-art diagnostics ensure accurate identification of various hand growths like Ganglion Cysts, lipomas, and more. Our experienced hand surgeons evaluate each case and recommend personalized treatment plans, often avoiding surgery for benign tumors. Entrust your hand health to our friendly and professional team, dedicated to your satisfaction and well-being.
Although they may sound scary, tumors of the hand are not uncommon. If benign, they may cause no discomfort and require no intervention. At the Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics, we can diagnose these issues using state-of-the-art technology, including radiographs, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging tests. We will also perform a physical examination of the area of concern. Surgery for benign tumors is often not necessary, unless the growth increases in size, causes pain, or you prefer to have the tumor removed. As with most hand conditions, there are several types of hand tumors:
Ganglion Cysts are a type of hand tumor that generally develops on the back of the wrist. These common growths can also be found on the side of the wrist or at the base of a finger or fingernail (mucous cyst).There are several other tumors that can develop along the hand or fingers, including lipomas (fat), schwannomas and neurofibrommas (nerve), and hemangiomas (blood vessel) tumors. In many cases they cause no discomfort; however, they may become larger and aesthetically unappealing with time.Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath should be carefully observed. These benign masses may begin in the hands and then expand to nearby tendons, bone, and other tissue. Aggressive and fast growing, they are one of the few benign tumors that can spread to the lungs. Giant cell tumors should be excised to reduce the risk of them becoming larger, which can make removal more difficult, or before they extend into other structures, which can increase the likelihood of recurrence.If you notice any new mass in your hand, it’s important to have a qualified hand surgeon evaluate it to determine if the growth could be a tumor. Our experienced medical team will be happy to answer questions about hand tumors or to help you to set up a consultation.