Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 114, Issue 4, pp 239–240 | Cite as

Lipoma of the index digit — a very rare location

  • M. Stuffer
  • J. E. Thumer
Current Problem Case

Abstract

We report an extensive lipoma of the left index digit in a 75-year-old woman. This location is very rare. A review of the literature revealed only two prior cases of digital lipoma occurring distal to the proximal interphalangeal joint. Surgical removal of the tumor was performed without any problems, and there has been no recurrence after 18 months.

Keywords

Public Health Lipoma Interphalangeal Joint Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Prior Case 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stuffer
    • 1
  • J. E. Thumer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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