Benign spotted bones: a diagnostic dilemma

Di Primio, Gina
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p456
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a young woman with benign spotted bones who has been presented to an emergency department because of acute knee pain due to a minor fall. It says that the patient has no signs of fracture or joint effusion, though radiography shows there is a distribution of periarticular foci in the femur and tibia. Accordingly, it can be distinguished from osteopoikilosis, whose previous cases imply similar condition with no implications of malignant or systemic disease.


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