Osteoid Osteoma of the Triquetrum: a Case of Four-Year Delay in Diagnosis

HSS Journal: Volume 10, Issue 2

Samuel A. Taylor, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery

Samir K. Trehan, MD

Hospital for Special surgery

Keith M. Crivello, MD

Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics, New Jersey


Robert Schneider, MD

Robert Schneider, MD

Radiation Safety Officer
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Scott W. Wolfe, MD

Scott W. Wolfe, MD

Chief Emeritus, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Nerve Repair, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury
Faculty Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Member, Executive Council, Hospital for Special Surgery
Senior Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery
President, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand

Excerpt from the Content

Osteoid osteoma is a painful, benign bony tumor affecting a predominantly young patient population, with 60% occurring between ages 10 and 20 years old and a male predominance. Nocturnal and rest pain are hallmarks. Symptoms vary from a mild ache to severe debilitating pain in response to excessive prostaglandin production. As such, the pain is classically responsive to aspirin due to its anti-prostaglandin effect. Localized swelling and tenderness may be present on examination. Radiographically, osteoid osteoma is traditionally described as a 12-cm radiolucent lesion with a sclerotic border and central nidus consisting of vascular osteoid with focal mineralization. Imaging modalities including radiographs, bone scan, CT, and MRI can be helpful in the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 10, Issue 2.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.

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