Giant enchondroma recurrence of the proximal phalanx of the fifth finger: A case report

Lawrence Camarda, Alessandro Geraci, Alberto Ricciardi, Dario Pilla

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Abstract

Enchondroma (EC) is a benign and cartilage-forming tumor that causes intramedullary lesions. Moreover, EC is the most common bone tumor in the phalanges and metacarpal bones of the hand, deforming the structure and causing pain and functional limitation. The management of this neoplasia is the surgical treatment and the approach that is well-accepted consists in the curettage followed by the void augmentation with biological or synthetic fillers. The results from surgery are usually good and the recurrence rate is low (2-15%). In this article we report a case of EC recurrence of the proximal phalanx of the fifth finger of the hand after curettage and grafting. The patient was treated with the amputation of the fifth ray according to the Tsuge technique, obtaining a satisfying clinical result.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalTHE PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
Volume36
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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