Enchondroma in the hand retrospective study--recurrence cases.

  title={Enchondroma in the hand retrospective study--recurrence cases.},
  author={Lidia Merida Montero and Yoshikazu Ikuta and Osamu Ishida and Yoshinori Fujimoto and Masakazu Nakamasu},
  journal={Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand},
  volume={7 1},
This is a retrospective analysis of 21 patients with documented enchondroma of the hand. They were operated on between 1980 to 2000 with conventional curettage and bone grafting. The objective of this study is to analyse the chance of recurrence and evaluate the effectiveness of surgical treatment. One patient had recurrence after six years. Longer follow-up period is recommended as there is a possibility of recurrence even after five years. This study revealed that enchondroma of the hand is… CONTINUE READING

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