Hereditary multiple exostoses in the hands and fingers: Early presentation and early surgical treatment in family members. Case reports

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Abstract

Hereditary multiple exostosis (HME) is a benign condition with multiple bony tumors with cartilage caps (osteochondromas), mainly presenting in the long and flat bones. Usually the presentation for HME is between 2 and 10 years of age and most are seen by 4 years of age (Khan et al. 2009). In this paper, we report a family with three members (father, son, and a daughter) who had very early presentations of HME in the fingers within the first 2 years of age. The son presented with bony nodules at 7 months of age, and he required surgery at 13 months of age for a severe functional deformity of his left ring finger. He also had an unusual histological presentation on his osteochondroma that consists of only subperiosteal cartilage without ossification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalHand
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Early presentation
  • Hand
  • Hereditary multiple exostoses
  • Osteochondroma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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