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Title
Pseudotumoural soft tissue lesions of the hand and wrist : a pictorial review
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Abstract
Mimickers of soft tissue tumours in the hand and wrist are more frequent than true neoplastic lesions. Pseudotumours belong to a large and heterogeneous group of disorders, varying from normal anatomical variants, cystic lesions, post-traumatic lesions, skin lesions, inflammatory and infectious lesions, non-neoplastic vascular lesions, metabolic disorders (crystal deposition disease and amyloidosis) and miscellaneous disorders. Although the imaging approach to pseudotumoural lesions is often very similar to the approach to true soft tissue tumoral counterparts, further management of these lesions is different. Biopsy should be performed only in doubtful cases, when the diagnosis is unclear. Therefore, the radiologist plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis of these lesions. Awareness of the normal anatomy and existence and common imaging presentation of these diseases, in combination with relevant clinical findings (clinical history, age, location and skin changes), enables the radiologist to make the correct diagnosis in most cases, thereby limiting the need for invasive procedures.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Insights into imaging / European Society of Radiology. - Berlin, 2010, currens
Publication
Berlin : Springer, 2011
ISSN
1869-4101
Volume/pages
2:3(2011), p. 319-333
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 06.04.2011
Last edited 16.02.2017
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