Korean J Dermatol.  2020 Mar;58(3):162-167.

Clinical Analysis of 139 Cases of Benign Skin Tumors on the Fingers in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Dermatology, The Gyeryongdae District Hospital, Gyeryongdae Service Support Group, Gyeryong, Korea

Abstract

Background
Patients with undifferentiated masses on the finger are frequently encountered in the clinic. However, dermatology literature is scarce regarding these tumors.
Objective
To investigate the clinical characteristics of digital benign tumors.
Methods
We retrospectively reviewed clinical photographs and medical records of 139 patients who visited Kangbuk Samsung Hospital for digital tumors confirmed by skin biopsy between January 2013 and August 2019.
Results
The mean patient age was 47.6 years and the male-to-female ratio was 1:1.27. The most common digital tumor was mucous cysts, accounting for 32.37% of the total number, followed by pyogenic granuloma (29.49%) and Masson’s hemangioma (7.19%). The most common digital tumors on the volar and dorsal surfaces were pyogenic granuloma (54.09%) and mucous cyst (55.12%), respectively.
Conclusion
Our study demonstrates that various digital tumors can occur. Further studies with larger patient groups are needed to better understand the incidence or site predilection of digital tumors.

Keyword

Benign; Digits; Fingers; Mucous cyst; Tumors
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