Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 47 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0028-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR José I. García Ceballos Reply to the comment by R. Hoffmann regarding our publication “Hand palm and finger lipomas: four case reports and review of the literature”, published in October 2005, Issue 28-3 Received: 19 November 2005 / Accepted: 15 December 2005 / Published online: 20 April 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Dear Editor, I’m afraid Dr. Hoffmann’s view of the lipomas’ behav- Yes, I agree it is always nice to have “one’s name in print iour does not correspond with what is reported in the and to comment on the world literature”. I would add that it current world literature: Lipomas have been found to cause is also nice to see that what is published can cause some bony erosions in some cases and also nerve compression discussion. symptoms (please, see the references of my article). I am happy to read that Dr. Hoffmann agrees that the On the other hand, he seems to have again a different distal phalanx was deviated and then realigned. The only causation for hand and finger lipomas. I would suggest Dr. event that happened between these two stages was the Hoffmann to publish his results if he thinks these are in excision of the lipoma. I wonder if Dr. Hoffmann could contradiction to the current world’s literature. give me an idea of what he thinks the cause of the deviation Regarding his Scottish palm lipoma the size of a tennis was. ball, it is unfortunate that he did not take any pictures. J. I. García Ceballos (*) Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: +34-647-172932 Fax: +34-971-734817 J. I. García Ceballos Clínica Palmaplanas, Camí dels Reis s/n., 0710 Palma de Mallorca, Spain www.palmaplanas.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2006
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