Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 4, P186-192, November 2005

Radiology Corner: Imaging Soft-Tissue Tumors of the Hand and Wrist: Case Presentation and Discussion

      A 19-year-old man presented with a slowly growing mass in the palm of the nondominant hand. As it grew it became progressively more painful and bothersome with increasing tenderness on palpation. Initial imaging studies, including radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were inconclusive, suggesting that the mass might be cystic.
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