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Osteoid osteoma

Case contributed by Dr Angela Byrne
Modality: X-ray
Modality: CT
Modality: Nuclear medicine

Case Discussion:

Radiograph of the pelvis and hips of a 10 year old girl, demonstrates a lucency in the region of the greater trochanter on the left, with no convincing soft tissue mass or periosteal reaction. There is however diffuse surrounding sclerosis.

The lesion and sclerosis are confirmed on CT which demonstrates a sharply demarcated oval lesion, with a central focus of sclerosis.

Bone scan demonstrates a double density sign, with a focal region of intense uptake, superimposed on a larger area of generalised increase activity.

Findings are characteristic of an osteoid osteoma  which was subsequently histologically confirmed.

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