Fifteen-year-old patient with osteopoikilosis

  • Fernando Polo SimónEmail author
  • Samuel Pajares Cabanillas
  • Raúl Parrón Cambero
  • Carmen Martínez González
Case Report


After accidental sport traumatisms, radiological exploration of the injured zone can show infrequent accidental findings. We present the case of a 15-year-old girl, with no significant medical history, who on investigating a wrist traumatism revealed multiple sclerotic areas in the carpal bones in X-rays with no associated symptoms. This is a rare case of osteopoikilosis.


Osteopoikilosis Osteosclerotic dysplasia Accidental findings Autosomal dominant inheritance 


Conflict of interest statement

No funds were received in support of this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Polo Simón
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Samuel Pajares Cabanillas
    • 2
  • Raúl Parrón Cambero
    • 1
  • Carmen Martínez González
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Complejo Hospitalario de Toledo, Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y TraumatologíaToledoSpain
  2. 2.Hospital del TajoAranjuezSpain
  3. 3.CoriaSpain

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