Surgery to Remove a Giant Finger Bump | Dr. Pimple Popper

Surgery to Remove a Giant Finger Bump | Dr. Pimple Popper


GERALD: If I wake up, and this
bump is still on my finger, I’m just really going
to throw in the towel. In this can’t solve
it, nothing can. SANDRA LEE: You’re going to find
out very soon what’s going on. DR. LILLY: All right,
start counting now. 10, nine, eight,
seven, six, five– I’m just hopeful that it’s
a very successful surgery. That the anesthesia’s
successful, I wake up. I’ve got a bump off my hand,
and nothing bad happens. DR. LILLY: One of the key
considerations for any tumor case is recurrence. SANDRA LEE: Yes. DR. LILLY: So we’ve got to
make sure we get a good margin. SANDRA LEE: Right. DR. LILLY: And we
want to contain that tumor and all
of the tissue that we excise, that we take out. SANDRA LEE: When
removing this bump, we don’t want it to
certainly come back, and we don’t really
even know what this is. So we want to remove it
entirely, so we can at least ensure that it is all out. DR. LILLY: OK, here we go. You can see the vessels, but
it’s a pretty vascular tumor. And we’re seeing that already. SANDRA LEE: So would
say that that’s pretty rare to get in the hand? DR. LILLY: Oh, this is– SANDRA LEE: Yes. DR. LILLY: This is the one
in 20 year kind of thing. This is very unusual. OK, start going
into the minefield. So if Gerald’s tumor is
not well encapsulated, that abnormal tissue can
spread out throughout the normal tissues of the hand. That means it’s tougher
to get rid of it. The soft tissues of
his hand could suffer if we have to take that out. Otherwise, it’s coming back. SANDRA LEE: It’s just
right under there. DR. LILLY: Thankfully, it
looks like a great capsule. This is really good news. SANDRA LEE: Yeah, that’s great. When Dr. Lilly says
there is a good capsule, that’s a good thing. It’s like a really well
contained ball under the skin. It wasn’t something that
was going to become a mess. DR. LILLY: But I
want to make sure you get those nerves identified. SANDRA LEE: How does a nerve
look compared to a vein? DR. LILLY: A vein
is kind of purple, kind of red, dark blood,
blood that lacks oxygen. SANDRA LEE: A nerve
is white, right? DR. LILLY: Yeah, it’s
a white pale yellow, and on the back of the
finger, it’s super small. And we’re going to take
our time and just kind of protect him as much as we can. SANDRA LEE: Like glass noodles.

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