Paroxysmal hand hematoma
|Paroxysmal hand hematoma
|Other names: Achenbach syndrome
|Paroxysmal hand hematoma Achenbach syndrome; it appears often on the internal surface of the finger and rather under the middle finger or forefinger at the joints of the first or second phalanx.
|Achenbach's is of unknown etiology, however, it is also not a cause for concern. While it can look unsightly - the finger turns shades of purple and red and can swell, the condition resolves by itself.
Paroxysmal hand hematoma is a skin condition characterized by spontaneous focal hemorrhage into the palm or the volar surface of a finger, which results in transitory localized pain, followed by rapid swelling and localized blueish discoloration.: 828
2. New England Journal of Medicine, 376;26 nejm.org June 29, 2017.