Painful heterotopic pacinian corpuscle in the hand: a report of three cases.

Department of Orthopaedic and Neuro-Musculoskeletal Surgery, Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan.
Hand Surgery 01/2011; 16(1):81-5. DOI: 10.1142/S0218810411005114
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ABSTRACT Severe pain in the finger caused by an abnormal Pacinian corpuscle is a rare condition. We have recently encountered three patients diagnosed with a heterotopic Pacinian corpuscle, based on histopathological findings. When making a differential diagnosis of unexplained severe pain in the finger, abnormal Pacinian corpuscles must be taken into account in addition to glomus tumour and other types of painful soft-tissue tumour.

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