The arm and hand are composed of many different types of tissues, which means the variety of tumors that can develop is quite varied. Some of the most common types of arm and hand tumors include:
ganglion cysts, which occur when the fluid inside a joint collects under the skin
tumor of the tendon sheath (also called a giant cell tumor), an abnormal growth of the sheath that covers tendons
epidermal inclusion cysts, which occur just under the skin surface and contain trapped skin cells that produce a waxy substance called keratin
lipomas and neuromas, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat or nerve tissue
Sometimes, a tumor can form around a foreign body like a splinter.
No; in fact, hand and arm tumors are very common, and most are not cancerous.
Dr. Feldman will perform a thorough evaluation and exam of the growth and may order diagnostic imaging tests such as x-rays, CT scan or MRI to see the bones and other structures inside the hand, wrist or arm. Once the probability of a specific type of tumor is identified, Dr. Feldman will discuss the recommended type of treatment.
Most tumors are surgically removed to decrease the likelihood they'll recur. When a tumor is non-cancerous and doesn't cause pain or impact daily living, surgery may not be necessary; however, the tumor should be monitored on a regular basis to ensure it doesn't change in size or color or become painful. Dr. Feldman will discuss all your treatment options so you can make the best decision for your needs.
Dr. Feldman accepts most major insurance providers. For questions regarding your specific plan, please call your insurance provider.
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