Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 48 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0029-7 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Reimer Hoffmann Comment on the publication “Hand palm and finger lipomas: four case reports and review of the literature” by J. I. García Ceballos, P. Wylock, published in October 2005, Issue 28-3 Received: 28 October 2005 / Accepted: 15 December 2005 / Published online: 20 April 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Dear Editor, West Scotland at a hospital called Ballochmyle where I had With interest, I read the article on lipomas around the hand to do an outpatient list. A patient turned up with a lipoma in the Europ J of Plastic Surg. It is of course always nice to the size of a tennis ball, which prevented a normal grip. I see one’s name in print and to comment on the “world had to do it under local anaesthesia because of the literature”. “World literature” is an impressive term, but in circumstances and, of course, this case went unphoto- many cases is dwarfed by reality. With regard to lipomas of graphed, unnoticed by the world, and never made the the hand, the reality is: these tumours are seen rather literature. frequently in a busy hand surgery practice, but hardly With regard to illustration No 4, I find it very difficult to anyone, unfortunately, finds it worthwhile to report on believe that the deviation shown is caused by a soft tissue them in print. We see about three or five of these cases per tumour, especially in the absence of an X-ray proof. year, admittedly, mostly in the palm and thenar region. But Lipomas simply do not cause this kind of bone deformity in finger localization is by no means rare in the true sense. adults and strangely enough, even large lipomas hardly The wildest lipoma of the palm I ever came across was in ever cause nerve compression. R. I. Hoffmann (*) Department of Plastic Surgery, Surgical Center, Evangelisches Krankenhaus, Steinweg 13-17, 26122 Oldenburg, Germany e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2006
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