Characteristics, Management Techniques, and Outcomes of the Most Common Soft-Tissue Hand Tumors: A Literature Review and Our Experience

Francesco Moschella, Adriana Cordova, Massimiliano Tripoli

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Abstract

Introduction Diagnosis of the hand's soft-tissue tumors is often difficult because of the different anatomic structures present in this region and yet clinicians must be able to distinguish typical benign entities from life-threatening or limb-threatening malignant diseases. Materials and Methods At the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Palermo, 629 patients with hand tumors were studied. Treatment was surgical for all of them; also radiotherapy and chemotherapy were necessary based on the histological diagnosis. Conclusions Our retrospective study with a literature review aims to present the most commonly observed soft-tissue hand lesions, analyzing their causes, their objective and instrumental evaluation, and their treatments.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)558-565
Numero di pagine8
RivistaAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume79
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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