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Mohammadpour M, Najd Mazhar F, Rajei M, Razi S, Rashidi H, Hassanzdeh M. Melorheostosis in proximal phalanx and metacarpal bone: a short-mid-term follow up. Mod Med Lab J 2022; 5 (2) :56-60
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Melorheostosis is a rare sclerosing hyperostosis that affects the appendicular skeleton more than the axial skeleton. This disorder also affects the cutaneous and soft tissues and leads to the formation of fibrosis and contracture. Due to the unique features of melorheostosis (dripping candle wax appearance), plain radiographs are often sufficient for diagnosis. Herein we report a case of melorheostosis in proximal phalanx and metacarpal bone. The case is a 21-year-old girl with intense pain in her left hand. She underwent conservative treatment and followed for five years. Outcome measures indicate pain reduction despite no significant changes in radiographs.
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