Leiomyoma of the Hand Mimicking a Pearl Ganglion

Wen E. Yang, Swei Hsueh, Chih Hua Chen, Zhon Liau Lee, Wen Jer Chen

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Leiomyomas rarely occur in the hand. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of a leiomyoma of the hand mimicking a pearl ganglion in the English literature. We report such a case with a leiomyoma of the right third finger in a 59-year-old woman. The tumor was excised together with the underlying sheet of tissue. The pathology revealed that the tumor was linked to the underlying structure of a vascular wall by a stalk of tumor tissue. This report serves to remind clinicians to include leiomyoma in the differential diagnosis when encountering a 'ganglion-like lesion'. Also, this report demonstrates the link between a leiomyoma and its underlying origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Leiomyoma
  • Pearl ganglion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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