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Corresponding Author: Haris Naseem Shekhani, Emory Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Division of Emergency Radiology, Emory University Midtown Hospital, 550 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA haris.shekhani@emory.edu

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  • Lipofibromatous hamartoma
  • Fibrolipoma
  • Median nerve
  • Macrodactyly
  • Hamartoma
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Fibrolipomatous hamartoma
  • Lipofibroma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Microdystrophia lipomatosa
  • Intraneural lipoma
  • Perineurolipoma
  • Case report

Lipofibromatous hamartoma of the median nerve: A case report

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Journal of Radiology Case Reports

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Volume 10, Number 11

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, Pages 1-7

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Abstract:

Lipofibromatous hamartoma is a rare and slow growing benign fibro-fatty tumor. It is characterized by the proliferation of mature adipocytes within the epineurium and the perineurium of the peripheral nerves. In the upper extremity, it most commonly affects the median nerve. Median nerve involvement commonly leads to pain, numbness, paresthesia and carpal tunnel syndrome. This article presents a case of lipofibromatous hamartoma in an 8-year-old child followed by a discussion of the epidemiology, diagnosis, imaging details and treatment options for this condition.

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