Osteoblastoma of the Scaphoid: A Case Report


Osteoblastoma is an uncommon primary bone tumor that rarely is found in the hand or wrist. Recurrent
osteoblastomas often have a more aggressive appearance than the original tumor, and differential
diagnosis from osteosarcoma is difficult. The pain that can accompany this tumor is debilitating.
Therefore, successful treatment requires complete removal of the tumor. The purpose of this report is to
present an unusual case of osteoblastoma of the carpal scaphoid. This tumor was treated successfully
by curettage and bone grafting. At 1 year postoperatively, the patient presented with a stable, painless
wrist with full range of motion. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 14(3):125–128, 2005)
Key words: benign bone tumors, osteoblastoma, scaphoid tumors

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Ricardo A. Meade, MD; Christian A. Allende, MD; and Tsu-Min Tsai, MD