Intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the distal humerus: A diagnostic challenge

Challawar, Nikhil Subhash and Shah, Hitesh (2016) Intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the distal humerus: A diagnostic challenge. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

Osteoid osteoma rarely presents in an intra-articular or juxta-articular location, leading to synovitis and flexion deformity, which can easily mislead the diagnosis. We present a case of an intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the distal humerus in a 19-year-old woman with pain and flexion deformity of the elbow. Although radiographs were normal, a nidus was demonstrated on CT scan. Appropriate surgical treatment provided relief to the patient and the diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology. Thus, an intra-articular osteoid osteoma may be mistaken for more common causes of synovitis unless there is an index of suspicion and appropriate imaging is undertaken.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 09:06
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 13:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146835

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