Nerve Tumors of the Upper Extremity

Sophia Strike, Mark E. Puhaindran

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Abstract

Nerve sheath tumors of the upper extremity are among the common neoplastic pathologies encountered by hand surgeons. A majority of these tumors are benign schwannomas or neurofibromas and may be associated with neurofibromatosis. Clinical signs of malignant transformation include new onset of pain and rapid growth. Imaging characteristics, such as standardized uptake value greater than 4.0 on PET scan, may aid in the diagnosis of a malignant tumor. Surgical excision, often with intrafascicular dissection with nerve preservation, is recommended treatment of benign lesions. Wide surgical excision is recommended for malignant lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Upper Extremity
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Neurofibroma
Neurofibromatoses
Neurilemmoma
Positron-Emission Tomography
Dissection
Neoplasms
Hand
Pathology
Pain
Growth
Therapeutics
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Nerve Tumors of the Upper Extremity. / Strike, Sophia; Puhaindran, Mark E.

In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Vol. 46, No. 3, 01.07.2019, p. 347-350.

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Strike, Sophia ; Puhaindran, Mark E. / Nerve Tumors of the Upper Extremity. In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2019 ; Vol. 46, No. 3. pp. 347-350.
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