Magnetic resonance imaging in the visualization of benign tumors and tumor-like lesions of hand and wrist

Tarkan Ergun, Hatice Lakadamyali, Alihan Derincek, Nefise Cagla Tarhan, Ahmet Ozturk
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology 2010, 39 (1): 1-16
The differential diagnosis of benign tumors and tumor-like lesions of the hand and wrist region is important with regard to choosing the therapy (medical versus surgical), or to decide to just follow-up the lesion. In most of the cases the proper analysis of MRI findings in correlation with the patient's history is sufficient to meet a specific diagnosis. However, diagnostic confusion is not uncommon as there are numerous lesions affecting the hand and wrist region. This pictorial essay offers a practical radiological approach to benign tumors and tumor-like lesions of the hand and wrist region based on most frequently observed MRI findings.

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