Phalangeal osteoid osteomas in the hand: a diagnostic problem.

@article{Burger2004PhalangealOO,
  title={Phalangeal osteoid osteomas in the hand: a diagnostic problem.},
  author={Ingrid M Burger and Edward F. McCarthy},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={198-203}
}
Osteoid osteomas in the phalanges of the hand often present with atypical clinical and radiologic characteristics. These unusual presentations may cause a delay in diagnosis and treatment. In this study, seven cases (seven patients) of phalangeal osteoid osteomas in the hand were examined, six of which were misdiagnosed for long periods of time. These seven cases illustrate unusual presentations, including absence of reactive bone, monoarticular arthritis, clubbing, macrodactyly, painless… CONTINUE READING

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