Intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the distal humerus: A diagnostic challenge

Nikhil Subhash Challawar, Hitesh Hasmukhlal Shah

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Osteoid osteoma rarely presents in an intra-articular or juxta-articular location, leading to synovitis and flexion deformity, which can easily mislead the diagnosis. We present a case of an intra-articular osteoid osteoma of the distal humerus in a 19-year-old woman with pain and flexion deformity of the elbow. Although radiographs were normal, a nidus was demonstrated on CT scan. Appropriate surgical treatment provided relief to the patient and the diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology. Thus, an intra-articular osteoid osteoma may be mistaken for more common causes of synovitis unless there is an index of suspicion and appropriate imaging is undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 06-03-2014

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  • Medicine(all)


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