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Intraosseous epidermoid cyst of the finger phalanx: a case report

Authors Kalsotra N, Singh M, Sharma S, Singh D

Published 21 September 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 71—73

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S13403

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Nipun Kalsotra, Manjeet Singh, Siddhartha Sharma, Dara Singh
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir State, India

Abstract: Epidermoid cysts of the finger phalanx are rare pseudotumors. They are benign lesions with a satisfactory outcome after excision. It is important to differentiate this benign lesion, which can be easily treated by curettage, from other benign and malignant lesions of the bone with a similar clinical presentation, and which may require amputation. We describe a case of an epidermoid cyst in the distal phalanx of the ring finger. It was treated successfully and the patient had excellent functional results at one-year follow-up.

Keywords: finger phalanx, epidermoid cyst, lytic bone lesion

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