Osteoid Osteoma of Scaphoid


Osteoid osteoma is infrequently localized to the hand. Initially the lesion may cause nonspecific symptoms. A 14-year-old boy presented with spontaneous onset swelling and pain wrist for 2 months. Initially he was suspected of having tuberculosis, but radiographs revealed a sclerotic lesion of the scaphoid and the sedimentation rate was not high. CT scan of the wrist showed a double-ring sign, indicating osteoid osteoma. Lesion was curetted and the nidus excised. This resulted in rapid resolution of the symptoms. (Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 12(3):141–142, 2003)

SKU: JSOA-2003-12-3-F3 Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

Vishal Garg, MBBS, MS, Sudhir K. Kapoor, MS