Torus/lead pipe fracture
Presents with a hand injury after a fall.
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Mild cortical protrusion at the dorsal and medial cortex of the distal radial metaphysis is consistent with a torus fracture.
Transverse lucency at the level of the torus fracture is consistent with a lead pipe fracture.
Minimally displaced avulsion fracture of the tip of the ulnar styloid process is also noted, which suggests a significant impact injury.
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This is a 12 year-old male with a history of hand injury after a fall. A torus/lead pipe fracture is seen on X-ray as detailed above.
This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of medicine at UCLA
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
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