Osteoid Osteoma of the Great Toe Mimicking Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

@inproceedings{Turkmen2013OsteoidOO,
  title={Osteoid Osteoma of the Great Toe Mimicking Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature},
  author={Ismail Turkmen and Buğra Alpan and Salih Soylemez and Feyza Unlu Ozkan and Koray Unay and Korhan Ozkan},
  booktitle={Case reports in orthopedics},
  year={2013}
}
Osteoid osteomas are well-known benign tumors, seen generally in long bones. When seen in phalanxes or toes, they can cause a diagnostic dilemma. A young male presented to us with complaints of enlargement of the great toe and severe pain. He had had an ingrown toe-nail operation before, and this situation caused a diagnostic dilemma. In this case report, we emphasize that osteoid osteomas can cause diagnostic dilemmas and it should be kept in mind as a differential diagnosis.