Tumors of the hand

  • Andreas F. MavrogenisEmail author
  • Georgios N. Panagopoulos
  • Andrea Angelini
  • Jan Lesenský
  • Christos Vottis
  • Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos
  • Zinon T. Kokkalis
  • Vasilios Kontogeorgakos
  • Pietro Ruggieri
  • Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos
General Review • TUMORS - HAND


Tumors of the hand comprise a vast array of lesions involving skin, soft tissue and bone. The majority of tumors in the hand are benign. Malignant tumors, although rare, do occur and frequently have unique characteristics in this specific anatomic location. Careful staging, histological diagnosis and treatment are essential to optimize clinical outcome. However, straightforward most of the time, hand tumor management does have pitfalls; caution is advised, as a missed or delayed diagnosis or an improperly executed biopsy may have devastating consequences. This article reviews the clinical spectrum of the most common benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors of the hand and discusses the clinicopathological findings, imaging features and current concepts in treatment for these tumors.


Hand Tumors Bone Soft tissue 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas F. Mavrogenis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Georgios N. Panagopoulos
    • 1
  • Andrea Angelini
    • 4
  • Jan Lesenský
    • 3
  • Christos Vottis
    • 1
  • Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos
    • 1
  • Zinon T. Kokkalis
    • 2
  • Vasilios Kontogeorgakos
    • 1
  • Pietro Ruggieri
    • 4
  • Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of OrthopaedicsNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of MedicineHolargos, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Patras, School of MedicineRio-PatrasGreece
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedics, First Medical Faculty, Prague Teaching HospitalCharles UniversityBulovka, PragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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