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Painful os styloideum in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11956728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Os styloideum is an immobile bone protrusion, located on the dorsum of the wrist between the trapezoid, capitate, and the second and third metacarpals, which may be associated with wrist pain. It usually presents in adults after degenerative changes occur. We report a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with os styloideum. She was evaluated with plain radiographs, bone scintigraphy, and wrist CT. Plain radiographs were initially interpreted as normal. Bone scintigraphy demonstrated focal tracer uptake in the right trapezoid. CT demonstrated an os styloideum fused to the right trapezoid associated with secondary degenerative changes. Os styloideum is a rare cause of wrist pain in children.
Boaz Karmazyn; Aslam R Siddiqui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2002-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-16     Completed Date:  2002-06-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Carpal Bones / pathology*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Child Welfare
Pain / etiology*
Tomography, Emission-Computed

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