Short 5th metacarpal

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: X-ray

Short 5th metacarpal without shortening of the 4th.

Case Discussion

Short 5th metacarpal without shortening of the 4th, does not fall into the short 4th/5th metacarpal gamut, as it has a normal metacarpal sign.

Isolated shortening of the 5th metacarpals has been recently described in a familial variant of Type A diabetes mellitus.

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Case Information

rID: 2888
Case created: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 10th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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