Bipartite scaphoid

Case contributed by Dr Naresh Maheshwari

Presentation

No history of trauma

Patient Data

Age: 42
Gender: Female
X-ray

The scaphoid has ossified as two separate segments with a well defined smooth borders.  Alignment of these two bones does appear within normal limits.

CT

Two well defined segments of scaphoid with well corticated margins are confirmed with CT. 

Case Discussion

Failure of fusion of scaphoid ossification result in congenital bipartite scaphoid. 

To diagnose this, there should be absence of trauma, equal density and size of both segments and smooth gently rounded components.

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Case information

rID: 32254
Published: 22nd Nov 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: variant
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