From the case: Turner syndrome - hand

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Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ Hand radiograph of a 9 year old girl with Turner syndrome with marked shortening of the 4th metacarpal and a positive metacarpal sign.  ”

Used in the following article:

  • Turner syndrome - “ Turner syndrome, also known as 45XO or 45X, is the most common of the sex chromosome abnormalities in females.  Epidemiology The incidence is es...”
  • Shortening of the fourth/fifth metacarpals/metatarsals - “ Shortening of the fourth/fifth metacarpals and less commonly metatarsals is seen in a variety of apparently disparate conditions.  Pathology Eti...”
  • Delayed bone age - “ A generalized retardation in skeletal maturation has different causative or etiological factors, these can be classified as follows: chronic ill ...”
  • Positive metacarpal sign - “ In the metacarpal sign, a line drawn along the heads of the 4th and 5th metacarpals will intersect the head of the 3rd metacarpal if shortening is...”

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