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Phalangeal microgeodic syndrome in childhood a case

Phalangeal microgeodic syndrome in childhood a case

Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica 53(4): 553-556

A rare case of avascular necrosis of bone of unknown etiology affecting several phalanges of 1 hand in a 12-yr-old Israeli girl is presented. This entity has been described in the literaure under the title of phalangeal microgeodic syndrome in childhood. Forty cases have been reported, mostly from Japan. The clinical presentation is that of a sudden onset of chilblain-like appearance of the fingers. Characteristically, the disease occurs in the colder months of the year. The radiological picture is pathognomonic, although an inexperienced observer might suspect an aggressive destructive lesion. The prognosis is excellent, as the disease is self-limited and surgery is unnecessary.

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