Pseudoepiphysis of 2nd metacarpal base

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Incidental finding

Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

The findings are consistent of accessory epiphysis (pseudoepiphysis) of the 2nd metacarpal base.

There are potential epiphyses at both the proximal and distal ends of the tubular hand bones. A pseudoepiphysis is an accessory epiphysis that does not significantly contribute to the longitudinal growth of a tubular bone.

One or more can occur in the same patient as normal variants, but they have also been associated with Down syndrome and hypothyroidism.

A case of prof.Saeed Rad, Tabriz, Iran

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Case information

rID: 21465
Published: 24th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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