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Plantar fibromas (childrens digital fibromas) — Surgery resection. Treatment abroad

Digital arm fibromatosis is single or multiple benign tumors developing in children during the first years of life. The formations are commonly located on the lateral surfaces of the fingers, and sometimes on their back side. They look like pink nodules from several millimeters to 2 cm large. The tumor cells are derived from the connective tissue elements of the upper layer of the dermis. Pathology treatment depends on the severity of its course.

Treatment Procedure

When fibromatosis is suspected, the biopsy followed by histological examination is mandatory. It is important to differentiate the formations from exostosis, extra toes, verrucous units and other similar pathologies.

If the diagnosis is confirmed, the patient is subject to a dynamic follow-up. It happens that fibromas disappear spontaneously over 2 to 3 years. In some cases, the expert may prescribe glucocorticosteroids or fluorouracil at his/her sole discretion.

When the tumor nodules are enlarged and the functional disorders are developed, the surgical intervention is indicated. Under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision on the skin and excises as much fibroma as possible. The edges of the wound are sutured with bioresorbable sutures.

In 60% patients, the digital fibromatosis recurs after surgery. In such cases, the issue of a broad surgical excision is considered. In order to eliminate the eventual remaining tumor cells, the radiotherapy can be prescribed. In modern clinics, the irradiation is carried out using advanced techniques, which cause virtually no damage to healthy tissues. The following techniques are practiced:

  • Proton beam therapy. The pathological focus is radiated by proton beams from different sides. The maximum energy is focused on a clearly limited area, without distribution to the adjacent areas.
  • Conformal therapy. Tumor residues are also affected from different angles with low doses of gamma radiation. Irradiation technique is developed using special software.
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Radiation is dosed in view of three-dimensional configuration of pathological areas.

The procedures are conducted daily on an outpatient basis for a few weeks.

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RWTH University Hospital Aachen

9.7/10 from 41 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery specializes in four areas: reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, hand surgery and burn surgery. A particular focus is on the surgery of skin tumors and soft tissues, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of female breast.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 8994.00

Schlosspark-Klinik

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The Schlosspark-Klinik in Berlin applies numerous treatment methods in the field of plastic surgery, on the one hand, in order to restore the shape of the body and, on the other hand, to restore the functions of the injured extremities (caused by accident, tumor, developmental defects).


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 7836.00

UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The department is one of the largest centers among German university clinics of accidental surgery. As a center of supra-regional importance, the department helps 2300 patients in stationary mode and 22000 outpatients every year.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Price 6981.00

Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

Each year, specialists of our department conduct over 1,700 operations for 1,500 patients, 45% of them are treated on an outpatient basis. Over 3500 patients receive consultations and treatment in our clinic annually.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim

Price 7208.00

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf focuses on operative preservation and reconstruction of bones, organs and tissues damaged in accidents.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Price 11253.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The department of plastic, reconstructive, hand surgery and burn surgery displace or transplant body issues with modern surgical techniques. Fields of application are the aesthetic surgery, the breast and hand surgery or surgery of congenital malformations.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 7111.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9/10 from 51 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

In view of an increasing specialization in modern medicine, and as a result of rapid development of new reconstruction methods and technologies, in 1995, plastic surgery became a separate discipline.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

Price 8966.00

Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The Department of General, Trauma- and Reconstructive Surgery is a modern acute hospital of the maximum degree medical care with operating halls at the highest technical level.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The reconstruction of limb and trunk injuries primarily deals with the closure of soft tissue defects, caused as a result of traumas or tumor masses, including the period of cancer treatment. The various methods are applied upon that.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 6418.00

Luisen Hospital

8.9/10 from 3 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

“Surgery as art” – these words demonstrate the priorities of Chief Physician PD Dr. med. Dr. med. Dan m. O'Dey and his experienced staff.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 6365.00

Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne

8.9/10 from 23 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

Plastic Surgery in Cologne-Merheim has a long tradition. The Department was established in 1970 as the first Department at the University Clinic of Plastic Surgery, and was equipped as a separate Department for this relatively young specific field.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 8947.00

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10 from 69 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Jena is the only University Hospital of maximum care in Thuringia.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Jena

Price 9227.00

Clinique La Colline

8.9/10 from 43 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

Hand and Wrist Centre in Clinique La Colline offers a unique setting for treatment both in terms of the infrastructure and the network of leading specialists.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Geneva

Hospital Meggen

8.5/10 from 39 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The clinic has accredited about 30 free practice doctors. The doctors that rent the beds for their patients work in different fields of medicine. The clinic has three operating rooms with modern equipment. There are 11 first-class hotel-type rooms and a day hospital with 11 beds at the clinic.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Meggen

Clinique Générale

8.5/10 from 14 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

The Department of Hand Surgery focuses on the function of the hand as a whole and the traumatic, congenital or degenerative lesions of the upper limb.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Fribourg

Price 11106.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Surgery resection of plantar fibromas in childrens digital fibromatosis

Due to long-standing experience and a specially trained expert team the Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in plastic and hand surgery. The Department offers the full spectrum of modern Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand surgery.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 8975.00