Fibrolipoma of the median nerve. A case report

Service de chirurgie plastique reconstructrice et esthétique, chirurgie de la main et brûlologie, CHU de Treichville, Abidjan 01 BP V3, Côte d'Ivoire.
Chirurgie de la Main (Impact Factor: 0.29). 10/2008; 27(6):269-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.main.2008.08.009
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The authors report a case of fibrolipoma of the median nerve in a 6-year old boy presenting as macrodactyly with clinodactyly. The causal relationship between the nerve lesion and the deformities is discussed. The difficulties of diagnosis of the condition are presented as are the difficulties of management where a balance has to be struck between conservative treatment and amputation.

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