An idea for removing soft tissue benign neoplasms

An idea for removing soft tissue benign neoplasms Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:51–52 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0866-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Silvia Cracco & Marco Rivilli & Gianni Franco Guarneri & Pier Camillo Parodi Received: 2 April 2013 /Accepted: 9 June 2013 /Published online: 10 July 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, Then a Tuohy needle is inserted and passed through the In many cases, benign tumors of the soft tissues appear mass to the opposite side of the lesion (Fig. 1). The patient as moving masses [1], even of considerable size, and can then be accommodated in a prone position on the oper- the surgical removal can be difficult, as simply the ating table. movement of a limb, or the prone position rather than After completing the skin incision with a size 15 blade supine, may modify their location and make them diffi- and passing through the subcutaneous tissue, the mass is cult to identify [2, 3]. For instance, the elastofibroma immediately identifiable (Fig. 2) thanks to the previously often located in the subscapular region [4] can be easily applied needle. The neoplasm is then resected and detached located preoperatively with patients standing upright by from the tissue planes. mobilizing their arms. Nevertheless, once the patient is European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

An idea for removing soft tissue benign neoplasms

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