There are many ways benign tumors of the hand can be categorized. Experts can use various anatomic subunits of the hand in order to do that. People need to know that every subunit has potential for both disease process and abnormal growth. According to the experts and studies, the musculoskeletal, vascular, osseous, perionychial, cutaneous and soft tissue elements can all develop benign lesions. These lesions can all end up as localized masses of the hand.
In most cases of hand tumors, the tumors are benign. Only in 5% of all cases, the tumor is malignant. According to the experts, non-neoplastic ganglion is the mass which occurs in most cases and is located on hand and wrist. There are some cases when there is no need for an excision of the growth. A person can also end up with cysts, warts, giant cell tumors, granulomas and hemangiomas as well.
Classification of musculoskeletal tumors
Most people are not aware that benign tumors are classified into three stages. The first stage is known as a latent stage I tumors and there is no need for an excision in this situation. In most cases, the lesions do not change. Stage II includes grows within the limited zone and is contained by natural barriers. In this stage, excision and treatment usually involve a marginal or intralesional procedure. Stage III means that the tumors have broken the borders and usually need en bloc resection for cure.
Hemangiomas are true tumors seen in the first 1 month of life. Only 30% of these are spotted on birth and between 70 and 90% of them are spotted after one month. It takes up to 12 months for the tumors to grow and the pace is rapid. Females are more prone to hemangiomas and suffer from it three times more than males.
Through radiographs, a person can see that hemangiomas contain a soft tissue shadow and may have calcifications. CT scans will show the borders.
The treatment of hemangiomas pays most attention on inherent complications like bleeding, infection and ulceration.
These benign lesions are known to have cells of a glomus apparatus in them. In order for the glumos tumor to be found physical, a person will have to undergo a certain subcutaneous nodules in the subungual region. This is quite painful. An interesting thing is that 65% of these tumors are found in the fingertip.
Apart from vascular lesions, there are also osseous lesions as well. Enchondromas and osteoid osteomas are known osseous lesions.