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The amputation of the finger complicating an ophidian bite is rare. It is due to virulence of the venom, its concentration in a small volume of tissue and use of a tourniquet. Support of the victim seeks to save his life and function of his(her) hand. Antivenin immunotherapy is the only specific treatment for ophidian envenimation. It is indicated in case… (More)
Lipomas are benign tumors composed of mature fat. They rarely arise in the hand and are even rarer in the fingers. The lipoma is called "giant" when the resected specimen exceeds 5 cm in diameter. We report a rare case of giant lipoma in a finger.
The tendinous sheath fibroma (TSF) is a rare benign tumor, exceptionally responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome and "trigger" wrist: we found this association less than ten times in the English and French literature. We report the case of a 63-year-old right-handed carpenter who featured a triggering phenomenon of the right wrist during the… (More)
The schwannoma is a benign tumour that can be eradicated; it usually occurs in the peripheral nerves of the upper limb. We report an exceptional localization in the axillary nerve. The diagnosis is based on the typical MRI appearance: in addition, confirmation of the diagnosis has to be made by histological examination. The surgical treatment by resection,… (More)
Juxta articular myxomas are rare tumors. The treatment is surgical with a high recurrence rate. A location proximal to the wrist joint is exceptional. We report a case of juxta articular myxoma of the wrist in a 30-year-old patient, with no recurrence four months after surgical excision.
Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath is a benign proliferative lesion of synovial origin that may affect the joints, bursae and tendon sheaths. It is the second most common soft tissue tumor of the hand after ganglion cyst. The localised (nodular) form is the most common. However, the less-common diffuse-type giant cell tumour is usually located in the… (More)
Penetrating wounds of the foot are not uncommon. Many are caused by thorns or by fragments of wood that are retained in the foot, creating a foreign-body granuloma. The differential diagnosis for bony reaction to an unrecognised organic foreign body includes osteoid osteoma, chronic and acute osteomyelitis, tuberculosis granuloma, bone cyst, aneurysmal bone… (More)
Schwannoma is a tumor that develops from nerve sheath. The authors report an original observation of a giant schwannoma developed in the arm depending on the musculocutaneous nerve. The diagnosis was based on MRI appearance. Confirmation of the diagnosis was made by histological examination. Surgical treatment was resection, taking care preserving adjacent… (More)