Emergency Radiology

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 103–107 | Cite as

Metaphyseal corner fractures in infants: A review

  • Leonard E. Swischuk
Review Article


The corner fracture of the metaphyses of long bones of infants is considered pathognomonic of the battered child syndrome. In some cases, however, the fracture may occur as a result of weakening by an underlying disease process. This review emphasizes the importance of distinguishing healthy from abnormal bone in such injuries.

Key Words

Infants Trauma Fracture 


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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard E. Swischuk
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonGalveston

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