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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 337--347

Malignant tumours of the hand and wrist


1 Dr Paul Brand Centre for Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Binu P Thomas
Dr. Paul Brand Centre for Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632 004
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.85355

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Malignant tumours are rare in the hand and wrist. The clinical presentation may be similar to that of a benign lesion and a high index of suspicion is necessary so that such lesions are not missed by the treating surgeon. Out of a total of 657 tumours/tumour-like lesions of the hand and wrist seen in a tertiary referral centre in a 10-year period, a total of 39 tumours were identified as malignant (5.9%) and of which majority had origin from the skin (53.8%). The management of these tumours is primarily surgical. Limb salvage surgery may be applied when appropriate, though eradication of disease should be the primary goal rather than preservation of function. A multimodal approach is necessary for appropriate management including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.






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