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Rapidly expanding thenar eminence ganglion: A case report

Azzopardi, Ernest A., Gujral, S., Mandal, A. and Kulkarni, M. 2009. Rapidly expanding thenar eminence ganglion: A case report. Cases Journal 2 (2)

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Introduction This study documents the first reported case of a rapidly growing (volar) thenar eminence ganglion arising form the first carpometacarpal joint, masquerading as a sarcoma. The discussion informs the hand surgeon on the evidence regarding the unusual presenting features. Case presentation An 85 year old left hand dominant female presented with a six week history of rapidly growing lump on the thenar eminence. Clinical examination revealed a non-tender large lobulated mobile swelling measuring 5 × 4 cm and involving the whole thenar eminence. Conclusion Ganglia may present from the thenar eminence and are a source of diagnostic confusion.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
ISSN: 1757-1626
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 04:02

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