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Dumbbell Shaped Neurilemmoma of Hand

Shirol S S1, Kiran N G2, and Geeta Nimbaragi2
1 Department of Plastic surgery, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
2 Department of General Surgery, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
3 Hospital Administrator, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

Abstract—The occurrence of primary neural tumors in hand is relatively rare accounting for less than 5% of soft tissue tumors of hand. Neurilemmomas are the most common primary tumors among the peripheral nerve sheath tumors (Holdsworth, 1985; Phalen, 1976; Strickland et al., 1977; and Whitaker et al., 1976). Pre-operative diagnosis is possible in less than 1% of cases (Kehoe et al., 1995). Though dumbbell shaped tumors in spinal cord have been known to occur commonly, dumbbell shaped neurilemmoma of hand have not been reported. Here we report a case of dumbbell shaped neurilemmoma of hand with a small component above the palmar aponeurosis and large component deep to it, which was diagnosed pre-operatively with MRI and was successfully removed surgically with magnification.

Index Terms—Dumbbell tumor, Hand tumor, Neurilemmoma, Schwannoma

Cite: Shirol S S, Kiran N G, and Geeta Nimbaragi, "Dumbbell Shaped Neurilemmoma of Hand," International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 49-54, October 2012.
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