‘Vanishing carpal bones’ in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia – A diagnostic dilemma

K. Siddarth Kamath, K. N. Jayakrishnan, Ashwath Acharya, Anil K. Bhat

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The vanishing bone disease, also known as Gorhams disease usually involves long bones. Isolated carpal bone involvement is uncommon. A 14 year old male presented with pain in the right wrist joint since 4 months. He was a known case of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia on oral steroids for 3 years. X-rays showed deformed arthritic scaphoid, lunate and capitate. A proximal row carpectomy was performed to provide functional wrist mobility to the patient. Histopathological examination was consistent with Gorham's disease. In a patient with systemic disease receiving steroid therapy Gorhams disease poses a diagnostic challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-496
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '‘Vanishing carpal bones’ in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia – A diagnostic dilemma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this