Hygroma - a very common type of tumor affecting soft tissues of the body, and most often it is formed on the hands.Depending on its location, hygroma on the hand may be of different kinds.
Types hygromas on hand
- Hygroma on the wrist.This kind hygroma is very common;Outwardly it may resemble a pit on the wrist, but feels it is usually quite mild.Its kind of a wrist hygroma - a neoplasm, because of which the joint, in some cases, may become less mobile.Pressure for such hygroma sometimes causes pain, but in most cases are asymptomatic violation.If the tumor presses on nerves, the patient may at times feel a tingling in the fingers (often - in only one finger), and notice a decrease in their sensitivity;
- Hygroma on the hand may appear on the back and outer side of the brush.Unlike, for example, hygroma wrist joint, they often do not prevent the patients carry out their work, but they are very visible, and for this reason they are often removed, even if they do not cause any symptoms;
- Hygroma elbow joint is relatively rare, and reaching large enough, can cause significant patient discomfort.Because of this human tumors can be difficult to wear certain types of clothing (in the first place - clothes with narrow arms), bend the arm, sports, and so on.In some cases, the elbow joint because hygroma becomes less mobile;
- Hygroma finger too infrequent, and causes both physical and psychological discomfort.As the skin on the fingers is very thin, and fat layer beneath it is minimal, even a small hygroma on the finger will be very noticeable.In most cases hygroma on only one finger, but some patients may be several, and sometimes - for different fingers even both hands.Usually hygroma fingers are only cosmetic defects, but if they are formed near the joints, fingers may become less mobile.
reasons hygroma on the hand
been more than a century has passed since hygroma was first described as a separate disease, but its causes are still there is very little information.Many experts believe they have these tumors appear as a result of various injuries of joints, tendons and surrounding tissues.
For example, the probable causes hygroma of the hand - the physical work that requires repetitive hand movements, in which the wrist joint is moving, as well as contact sports.It is assumed that the probability of injury and as a result, development hygroma increases when a person uses the heavy tools.In addition, it is believed that practicing weightlifting and gymnastics, increase the risk of developing carpal hygroma.
protect yourself from this disorder to some extent it helps the use of bandages on the wrists of thick, elastic fabric
.Incidentally, during the diagnosis the doctor can not establish the cause of carpal hygroma, although it can be assumed, because of what she appeared, based on the story of the patient's lifestyle.
hygroma hands are the most common in people aged 15 to 40 years, and the most common among women.
How to treat hygroma on the wrist
About half of all hygromas eventually diminish and disappear completely without medical assistance, so doctors often prefer for some time, simply observe the patient, and not to remove hygroma.However, before the doctor will decide whether treatment hygroma on the arm, the patient should be examined.This will, inter alia, to make sure that indeed a benign neoplasm.If the hygroma prevents the patient to do their work or exercise, or if it has become noticeable cosmetic defects, treatment is necessary.
Treating hygroma on the finger is often administered, even in cases where the tumor is very small - not so much for practical as for cosmetic reasons.First of all, doctors usually recommend to spend aspiration Aspiration: the main thing - do not get confused synovial cysts - fluid from hygroma is removed with a syringe and then injected a drug that reduces the probability of formation of new tumor.Despite this, relapses are frequent, and often patients require repeated aspiration.If after three treatments hygroma Hygroma when the liquid in the wrong place the finger appears again, you may need surgery.
removal hygroma brush
In rare cases such hygroma can be cured with the help of a high pressure under which influence its shell is broken.The skin remains intact, although sometimes patients appear small hematoma.Such treatment hygroma cyst was once widely used in folk medicine - tumor had been severely beaten by a thick, heavy book until it bursts.
Modern doctors strongly recommend hygroma treated this way at home.
Even the doctors used this method of treatment is very rare - usually in cases where hygroma wrist or elbow joint is still quite small.
removal hygroma wrist or elbow joint can be carried out by aspiration or surgically.During the operation, synovial cyst was completely removed, but after that it can be formed again.The operation lasts usually less than an hour and a few hours, the patient can go home.Surgical treatment of hygroma treatment hygroma - possible methods wrist usually does not cause serious complications.The first few days after surgery, patients may experience discomfort, pain in the joint, sometimes they appear edema.These symptoms usually disappear within one to two weeks.