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JUNCO GELPI, David Alexander et al. Myxosarcoma of the hand. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.5, pp.849-852. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case of a 51 year-old teacher is reported who was treated at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" General Teaching Hospital in Santiago de Cuba due to an increased volume in the back of the right hand for about 12 months. Imaging and clinical studies and the biopsy results confirmed the presence of a myxosarcoma. Amputation of the four metacarpal bone was performed and after rehabilitation during 8 weeks the patient could return to his social and work activities.

Keywords : hand myxosarcoma; amputation; rehabilitation; secondary health care.

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