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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31

Fibro-osseous pseudotumor of the digit

Department of Orthopedics, Medical University of Isfahan, Kashani Hospital, Iran

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Mohammad Ali Tahririan
Department of Orthopedics, Isfahan Medical University, Kashani Hospital
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-9175.98565

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Fibro-osseous pseudotumor of the digit is an unusual ossifying soft tissue lesion, which is usually an ill-defined soft tissue mass in radiography, with focal calcification, especially in the proximal phalanx. It predominantly affects young adults and, unlike myositis ossificans, is more common in women. The current case is a 30-year-old man who presented with pain and swelling on the dorsum of middle phalanx of the left index finger without history of trauma. Diagnosis of this lesion requires a high index of suspicion and should be differentiated from myositis ossificans, turret exostosis, and extra-skeletal osteosarcoma, which are discussed. This lesion is considered benign and has an excellent prognosis following complete removal and local recurrence is unusual. No cases of malignant change are on record.

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