Melorheostosis of the Left Upper Limp


Melorheostosis, also known as Leri disease or flowing periosteal hyperostosis, is a rare, non-hereditary, benign, skle-rosing bone dysplasia which radiologically characterized by the appearance of “melting wax flowing down a candle”. We report on a 43-year-old woman with melorheostosis who had pain in the upper limp for 10 years, limitation of joint movement and a deformity in the left third finger. Radiographies and bone scintigraphy were evaluated. All lesions of melorheostosis in radiography were seen in bone scintigraphy. More than half of increased uptakes on bone scintigra-phy are due to degenerative process.

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B. Evren, A. Sertkaya, I. Koksal, A. Sigirci and E. Kekilli, "Melorheostosis of the Left Upper Limp," Open Journal of Medical Imaging, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 108-110. doi: 10.4236/ojmi.2012.23020.

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