Positive metacarpal sign

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

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Incidental finding

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Female
X-ray

Short 4th metacarpal

Case Discussion

Positive metacarpal sign : If  a line drawn along the heads of the 4th and 5th metacarpals will intersect the head of the 3rd metacarpal (shortened 4th metacarpal). This finding can be a normal variant or  seen in a variety of conditions such as Turner syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 20776
Case created: 11th Dec 2012
Last edited: 23rd Mar 2017
Tags: hand, sign
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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