Absent ulnar styloid process

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Minor injury, pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Alignment is normal. No fracture demonstrated. Incidental absence of the ulnar styloid process.

Case Discussion

Absence of the styloid process of the ulna is more often due to previous trauma with resorption of the process rather than primary failure of development. In this case, the patient denies any previous wrist trauma.

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Case information

rID: 53712
Published: 27th Dec 2017
Last edited: 28th Dec 2017
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