J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2012 Aug;47(4):316-320. 10.4055/jkoa.2012.47.4.316.

Recurrent Lipofibromatous Hamartoma of the Median Nerve

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. cusem9@daum.net

Abstract

Lipofibromatous hamartoma is a rare tumor of the peripheral nerves which is characterised by an excessive infiltration of the epineurium and perineurium by fibroadipose tissue and very few cases have been described and reported in the literature. Surgical treatments of lipofibromatous hamartoma include partial excision, debulking operation, nerve decompression and so on. We report a case of recurrent lipofibromatous hamartoma of the median nerve that partial excision was done previously but causing secondary carpal tunnel syndrome and a review of the literature regarding the etiology, pathogenesis and surgical management of lipofibromatous hamartoma.

Keyword

median nerve; lipofibromatous hamartoma; carpal tunnel syndrome
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