A Juxta-Articular Myxoma of the Thumb in a young male: A case report

  • Sudhanshu Vinay Tripathi J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Mohammad Fahud Khurram J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Murad Ahmed J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Gautam Chaudhury J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University


Juxta-articular myxomas are benign tumours that are most commonly associated with larger joints. Cases involving hand have been rarely reported till date. We present a case of a juxta-articular myxoma at the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb in a 30-year-old male patient. The preoperative diagnostic work-up included ultrasound and X-ray of left hand. The histopathological examination of the resected tumor confirmed the diagnosis. Follow-up ultrasound six months after surgery revealed no obvious recurrence. At 6 months, the patient had full range of motion without pain.


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How to Cite
TRIPATHI, Sudhanshu Vinay et al. A Juxta-Articular Myxoma of the Thumb in a young male: A case report. J Soc Surg Nep, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 2, p. 81-83, dec. 2023. ISSN 2392-4772. Available at: <https://jssn.org.np/index.php?journal=jssn&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.3126%2Fjssn.v26i2.63630>. Date accessed: 13 june 2024.