Bone changes of unknown etiology affecting phalanges of fingers in children
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Eight cases of unusual osseous disease of the phalanges of the fingers (a phalanx in each finger) were reported. All cases occurred sporadically in winter at the age between 4 months and 9 years and showed male predominance. Main clinical feature was fusiform swelling and tenderness of the affected phalanx. The chief radiological feature was broadening and condensation of bone shadow at the diaphysis associated with small radiolucent spots there in and rarefaction at the metaphysis with marginal erosion. The prognosis of the disease was spontaneously regressive, both clinically and radiologically.
Key wordsBone change children osseous disease phalanx
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