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Melorheostosis: two case presentations and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3331196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases are presented. Case #1, a 27-year-old Caucasian male presented with chronic right leg pain. Case 2 was a 23-year-old Caucasian female with right fifth finger pain. The clinical examination was benign except for mild tenderness of many years duration. No deformities were present in the male patient, the female patient did exhibit mild clinodactyly. The pain was described as constant, low grade, and dull. Plain roentgenograms of both patients demonstrated a hyperostotic process typical of melorheostosis and the bone scans demonstrated increased bone activity. A CAT scan demonstrated both endosteal and periosteal hyperostosis in our male patient. The biopsies of both patients were consistent with the clinical diagnosis of melorheostosis. A discussion and review of the literature covering this process is presented.
J R Dimar; T S Campion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedic review     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0094-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Rev     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-08     Completed Date:  1988-09-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431766     Medline TA:  Orthop Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, USAF Regional Hospital, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Fingers / radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Melorheostosis / drug therapy,  pathology*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Tibia / radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents

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