Masses of the Hand Katy TX
Lumps and bumps can occur on the hand, wrist, and forearm. Most of the time, these masses are benign in nature. Yet even a benign mass can cause disabling symptoms including pain, numbness, or limitation in motion or activity.
Masses of the hand and fingers are most commonly ganglion cysts, inclusion cysts, benign giant cell tumors, or benign lipomas. On the wrist, they are most commonly ganglion cysts. Removal of these masses can be performed on an outpatient basis. Even with complete removal, there is a small chance of recurrence in some cases, depending on the nature of the mass.
Occasionally, a mass of the hand can be malignant. Usually it is a skin cancer associated with a history of excessive sun exposure. Fortunately, more aggressive forms of cancer are rare in the hand and upper extremity. If you are concerned about a mass of the hand, wrist, or forearm, please call our office today at 832-232-HAND (4263) to be evaluated by one of our specialists.