Brachimetacarpia

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Felipe Hurtado Arias

Presentation

A 24-year-old male patient, with no known co-morbidities, who presented trauma to his right hand with a sharpshooter.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Male
X-ray

The fifth metacarpal has a significantly smaller longitudinal diameter than the others. There are no osteolytic or osteoblastic areas or alterations in surfaces and joint congruence. Linear radiopaque material, located in the soft tissue thickness of the paraungual region of the second finger, with no evidence of underlying bone injury.

It also identifies the fusion of some of the bones of the carpus (large and hooked).

Case Discussion

Although alterations in bone length, whether of the metacarpals or metatarsals are commonly and clasically associated with syndromatic pathologies, there are cases, where such conditions do not concur in this context and are discovered incidentally.

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Case information

rID: 50894
Case created: 26th Jan 2017
Last edited: 3rd Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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