Tumor Discussion

Tumors of the upper extremity may represent a variety of conditions. The most accurate method of confirming the actual diagnosis is with surgical biopsy and examination by a pathologist. Both benign and malignant conditions are possible. Warning signs of malignancy include pain, size increase or attachment to skin or surrounding structures, ulceration through the skin, or other changes in biologic behavior. Treatment options include observation, aspiration, or surgery. Soft tissue tumors have the possibility of recurrence, even after surgical excision.

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