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Bump in daughters arm, surgery postponed

My daughter has had a growing (hard) lump in her arm for almost 6 months now. We took her to the pediatrician who referred us to a surgeon. The surgeon immediately said its just a hematome that must be removed and she scheduled surgery for us. The surgery was supposed to be yesterday but my daughter fell ill with a high fever so now we have to wait a few more weeks until the next availability.

Now I'm maybe unreasonably getting more panicked that it's not what the surgeon said it is. I just looked and it's getting a lot bigger. How does she know what is? You cannot see anything on the surface except a darkening area and she didn't do any tests or scans. Should I just stop worrying and listen to the surgeon and wait for the next appointment?
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replied January 21st, 2016

I understand your concern and panic.your worry is genuine.

You should definitely discuss with your surgeon all the details about surgery and the nature of the mass that they are dealing with. An x ray , an u/s can be done to get clues regarding the mass whether its soft tissue (to me its soft tissue mass) or not whether its cystic or not look for vascularity
As u said its hard its fibrous element to it and u said its darkening that may be the area of necrosis when blood supply is falling short of the growth of the tumor.
It could be anything starting from skin to bone. Fibroblastic myofibroblastic fibrohistiocytic tumors, smooth muscle skeletal muscle tumors, tumors of uncertain differentiation.

Wishing you best of health


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