In fact, most hand and wrist tumors are benign not cancer. Tumors can occur on the skin, such as a mole or a wart , or underneath the skin in the soft tissue or even the bone. Because there are so many types of tissue in the hand e. Only a few of them are seen commonly. This is the most common tumor in the hand and wrist. Ganglion cysts are seen frequently in the wrist but can occur at the base of the fingers or around the finger joints.
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The most common locations are the top of the wrist see Figure 1 , the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top of the end joint of the finger see Figure 2. The ganglion cyst often resembles a water balloon on a stalk see Figure 3 , and is filled with clear fluid or gel. CAUSES The cause of these cysts is unknown although they may form in the presence of joint or tendon irritation or mechanical changes. They occur in patients of all ages. These cysts may change in size or even disappear completely, and they may or may not be painful. These cysts are not cancerous and will not spread to other areas.
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They mainly affect children and teenagers. They're not usually serious, but they sometimes need to be treated with surgery. Bone cysts aren't always treated A bone cyst may not need treatment if it's small and not causing any problems.
I recently fractured my left little finger. The X-ray revealed that the bone had in fact been weakened due to the presence of a cyst in the bone. The cyst is approximately half the size of the third phalanx. The fracture is at the base of the third phalanx near the knuckle.