Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mich | 2009/11/17

Q.

Neurofibroma (9yrs)

my daughter has a lump (neurofibroma?) on the tendon of her index finger - she is in pain. GP said it should be removed surgically - who should do it - Orthopaedic surgeon, neurologist?? What should we do??

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This lump is probably a ganglion cyst and not a neurofibroma. This cyst is relatively simple to remove and the fluid may even be sucked out with a syringe.Sometimes if the fluid is sucked out ['aspirated'] the fluid may return.It would be best to see a general surgeon or paediatric surgeon about this cyst.

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Posted by: Mich | 2009/11/18

Thank you Dr. I really appreciate your advice! M

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