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Osteoblastoma of the carpal navicular: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23412163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Osteoblastoma of the scaphoid is an infrequent cause of hand and wrist pain. The few reported cases emphasize the rarity of osteoblastoma in hand and wrist localizations. Pathological examination is mandatory before treatment due to lack of distinctive clinical and radiological features. We report the case of a 17-year-old right-handed girl who presented with a more than 7-month history of progressive right-wrist pain. No history of trauma was reported. Conservative treatment with anti-inflammatory medications before referral was unsuccessful. The authors present the diagnostic difficulties and the treatment that was applied: proximal row carpectomy. Treatment options, according to the literature, also include scaphoidectomy and tumor curettage with bone grafting.
Authors:
Abdelkarim Rhanim; Ahmed El Bardouni; Fayçal Dlimi; Mohammed Abouzahir; Mohammed Saleh Berrada; Moradh El Yaacoubi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1633-8065     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9518037     Medline TA:  Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
, Avenue Annakhil, Residence Riad Al Otor, bloc C, Immeuble A, Appartement 21, Hay Riad, Rabat, Morocco, rhanimabdelkarim@gmail.com.
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