Osteoid osteoma of the elbow: A report of six cases

Norman Y. Otsuka, David E. Hastings, Victor L. Fornasier

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We report six cases of osteoid osteoma of the elbow. Elbow pain was the presenting complaint in all of these young adult patients. A variety of diagnoses were entertained, and four patients underwent surgical procedures that were not helpful. Although an abnormality was identified on plain x-ray films, tomograms and a bone scan were helpful in isolating the lesion. A CT scan proved valuable in two cases. Complete en bloc excision relieved pain and improved function in each case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-461
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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