Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the distal ulna: a case report and review of the literature

Tobias Vogel, T Skuban, C Kirchhoff, A Baur-Melnyk, S Siegert, B Heimkes
European Journal of Medical Research 2009 June 18, 14 (6): 272-6
Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH) or Trevor's Disease is a very rare disease with an estimated incidence of one in 1.000.000. The majority of cases reported affect the lower limb and only 25 case reports of 33 cases with affection of the upper limb have been published. Here we present a case of DEH affecting the distal ulnar epiphysis and the lunate in an eleven-year-old girl, a DEH location described extremely rarely before. We firstly do not only present clinical and radiological findings (plane radiographs, CT, MRI), but also the surgical approach and the histopathological results of DEH in this uncommon location. Although extremely rare, DEH should be considered also in non-typical locations.

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