A large palmar lipoma arising from flexor tenosynovium of the hand causing digital nerve compression: A case report
Hyun-Woo Kim1, Kyu-Jo Lee1, Syung-Kyun Choi2, Il-Tae Jang3, Hyun-Jin Lee1
1Nanoori 2bko R&D Institute, Nanoori Hospital Suwon, Suwon, Republic of Korea
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nanoori Hospital Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
3Department of Neurosurgery, Nanoori Hospital Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Keywords: Digital nerve compression, hand, lipoma, tenosynovium
Lipoma is a common benign soft tissue tumor which rarely occurs in the hand. Lipomas of the hand seldomly cause pain or other symptoms. However, in certain areas, the mass effect from the lipoma may cause clinical symptoms. It rarely involves the deep areas such as synovial membrane and muscle and, sometimes, pressure on the peripheral nerves can cause pain and neurological symptoms. The treatment is surgical resection with a low rate of recurrence. However, the rate of recurrence is high in deep and infiltrating lipomas which preclude complete resection. In this article, we report a case of a large palmar lipoma arising from the flexor tenosynovium of the hand causing digital nerve compression.
Citation: Kim HW, Lee KJ, Choi SK, Jang IlT, Lee HJ. A large palmar lipoma arising from flexor tenosynovium of the hand causing digital nerve compression: A case report. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2021;32(1):230-233.
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