Lipomas are benign tumors composed of adipose tissue and typically encountered in middle-aged patients. Although the etiology remains unknown, this lesion can occur throughout the body. However, it is rarely seen in the finger. Typical treatment has often involved observation, but excision techniques have also reported successful outcomes. We describe a 64-year-old male patient who reported to our clinic with a painless soft-tissue mass in the index finger of his left hand, and we performed operative excision for treatment. The findings of physical examinations, radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging tests had indicated the presence of lipoma, and results of pathological tests confirmed this diagnosis. Surgeons should carefully evaluate benign soft-tissue masses of the finger, with careful consideration given to the rare yet possible presence of lipoma.
Thompson, Norfleet B. and Moheb S. Moneim. "Lipoma of the Index Finger in a 64-year-old Man: A Case Report." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 4, 1 (2015). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol4/iss1/28