JOURNAL ARTICLE

Osteopoikilosis

P Ellanti, B Clarke, J Gray
Irish Journal of Medical Science 2010, 179 (4): 615-6
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INTRODUCTION: Osteopoikilosis is a rare and asymptomatic disease of the bone that is often discovered incidentally on radiography. On a plain radiograph it is manifested by multiple, small, circular or oval shaped radio-dense lesions which are diagnostic for this condition and are often mistaken for metastatic disease.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a 24-year-old female patient with osteopoikilosis diagnosed incidentally on radiographs.

CONCLUSION: Osteopoikilosis is a benign sclerosing dysplasia of bone of unknown aetiology that requires no specific treatment.

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