Received: July 27, 2011
Accepted: September 25, 2011
Ref: Suma MN, Jeyachandran P, Arakeri S. A case of fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the median nerve with macrodactyly. Internet J Med Update. 2012 Jul;7(2):49-51.
A CASE OF FIBROLIPOMATOUS HAMARTOMA OF THE MEDIAN NERVE WITH MACRODACTYLY
M N Suma*, Padmini Jeyachandran** and Sathish Arakeri***
*Assistant Professor, **Professor, ***Resident, Department of Pathology, MVJ Medical College and Rresearch Hospital, Dandupalya, Bangalore (Karnataka), India
(Corresponding Author: Dr. MN Suma, Department of Pathology, MVJ Medical College and Rresearch Hospital, NH4, Kolathur post, Dandupalya, Bangalore (Karnataka), India; Cell: +919 945206945; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of nerve is a tumor-like lipomatous process principally involving affecting young persons. The median nerve is most commonly affectedinvolved. The lesion is characterized by a soft slowly growing mass, surrounding and infiltrating major nerves and their branches. It may cause symptoms of compression neuropathy and is associated with macrodactyly in one third of cases. Here, we present a case of Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of nerve in the wrist of a young man arising from median nerve. Debulking of the tumour was performed.
KEY WORDS: Fibrolipomatous hamartoma; Macrodactyly; Median nerve