A recent ultrasound showed i have a nerve sheath tumor on my inner, right, mid forearm.
My dr refered me to an orthapedic surgeon but ive had a nurse friend asking me about a neurosurgeon.
***Im curious what would be the correct dr to have it removed, and what are some upcoming steps i should be expecting or asking about?
-the tumor is small 7x6x3mm on my inner forearm.
-it started with a dull ache for 1 week then more intense deep bruisefeelin along with growing to the current size(small pea size)
-i am 37yo male with no prior history or surgery nor in family history.
-my current symptoms are joint pain in wrists, hands, ankles, knees and headaches, maybe just stress due to tumor.
TECHNIQUE: Grayscale and color power Doppler sonographic evaluation of the subcutaneous nodule in the right forearm was performed.
FINDINGS: There is a 7 x 6 x 3 mm hypoechoic nodule in the forearm,centered in the fascia between the flexor muscles in the subcutaneous fat. The nodule is contiguous with a peripheral nerve and is therefore consistent with a peripheral nerve sheath tumor. There is mild internal vascularity.