Whether to excise a lipofibroma of the median nerve.

  title={Whether to excise a lipofibroma of the median nerve.},
  author={Toru Yamauchi and Takashi Yoshii and Takeo Sempuku},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery},
  volume={43 6},
A 28-year-old man presented with a lipofibroma of the median nerve of the left hand. We released the carpal tunnel, did a neurolysis, and biopsied of the median nerve together with a distal fasciotomy of the forearm. Two years after the operation, the paraesthesiae of the middle finger had improved but was still present to a lesser degree. Initial considerations about treatment should be directed toward biopsy and alleviation of the compression neuropathy, rather than total excision.