Osteoid osteoma of the lunatum mimicking Kienbock's disease

Guner M. D., KAMBUROĞLU H. O., Bektas U., Ay S.

CASE REPORTS IN PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.2, no.1, pp.19-21, 2015 (ESCI) identifier


Hands, especially lunatum, are involved very rarely with osteoid osteoma. This report presents an osteoid osteoma of the lunatum, which was previously misdiagnosed as Kienbock's disease and had undergone surgery. Magnetic resonance imaging may lead the clinician to misdiagnose because of the excessive bone edema around the carpus. The operation should be planned according to radiography and computed tomography findings.