Have you noticed an unsightly lump on your hand? To have it examined and diagnosed, you need to see the leading hand specialist in Beverly Hills, Dr. Vanessa Gabrovsky Cuéllar. She is an experienced hand and wrist surgeon with specialized training in microsurgery, 90210 hand tumor, and peripheral nerve surgery. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate orthopedic care to all of her patients. In addition, as an integral component to her orthopedic care, Dr. Cuéllar offers integrative holistic medical approaches to promote whole body health and well-being. At our office, your comfort, health, and personal path to wellness are our number one priorities. Essential to these priorities is our mission to educate our patients as to their diagnosis and treatment options. Our patients expect and receive the finest personalized care each and every time they see us.
Any abnormal lump or bump in the hand or wrist is considered a tumor. But the good news is that most of these growths are not malignant. 90210 hand tumor can occur on the skin, such as a mole or a wart, or underneath the skin in the soft tissue or even the bone. Only a few of them are seen commonly such as the ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are seen frequently in the wrist but can occur at the base of the fingers or around the finger joints. The cyst is typically filled with fluid, and it will feel very firm. There are several treatment options for a ganglion cyst, including observation (doing nothing), aspiration (puncturing with a needle) or surgically removing it. Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath is the second most common hand tumor. Unlike the fluid-filled ganglion cyst, these tumors are solid. They are benign (not cancer) and slow-growing. The epidermal inclusion cyst is benign and forms just underneath the skin where there may have been a cut or puncture. The cyst is filled with keratin, a soft, waxy material. There are other less common types of tumors seen in the hand, including lipomas (fatty tumors), neuromas (nerve tumors), nerve sheath tumors, fibromas and glomus tumors, among others. Almost all are benign.
A physical exam and review of your medical history by Dr. Cuellar will help to determine the type of hand or wrist tumor you may have. The most successful treatment for your 90210 hand tumor is removing it with surgery. Some patients may choose to do nothing and simply live with the tumor once they learn that it is non-cancerous. You and Dr. Cuellar can discuss your best treatment plan.