ePlasty: Vol. 19
Osteochondroma of the Distal Volar Thumb
John Chao, MD,a Dieter Brummund, BA,b and Ramazi Datiashvilli, MD, PhDa

aDivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School, Newark; and bSt George's University School of Medicine, West Indies, Grenada

Correspondence: jac807@njms.rutger.edu
Keywords: osteochondroma, exostosis, thumb mass, hand tumor, bone tumor
Figure 1. Preoperative photo showing volar thumb mass.
Figure 2. Preoperative x-ray showing pedunculated mass off volar proximal aspect of distal phalanx
Figure 3. Intraoperative photo of well circumscribed bony mass.


A 48-year-old right-hand-dominant, otherwise healthy, woman presented with a right thumb volar boney mass. The mass had progressively enlarged over 18 years and significantly affected physical use of her thumb. On examina .......