Osteoid Osteoma: A Painless Enlargement of the Great Toe

Marion Rapp, Martin Kaiser


Solitary bone lesions involving the lesser digits are a rare entity. Without pain but significant deformity the rightdiagnosis can be challenging. A 14 years old boy was admitted with a painless enlargement and clubbing involving the distal phalanx of the right great toe. X-rays were normal, only computer tomography and MRI showed a small round structure in the distal phalanx. Because of progression and unknown dignity a surgical excision was performed. Histologic examination of the painless lesion found an osteoid osteoma. No malignant change or recurrence appeared and the patient remained free of symptoms 2 years after operation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSurgery Journal
Issue number1
Pages (from-to) 9-12
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2010

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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