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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 234048, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/234048
Case Report

Osteoid Osteoma of the Great Toe Mimicking Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 34732 Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul Maslak Acibadem Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 34000 Istanbul, Turkey
3Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Department of Physcial Therapy and Rehabilitation, 34015 Istanbul, Turkey
4Istanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 34732 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 8 July 2013; Accepted 31 July 2013

Academic Editors: F. Canavese, D. A. Fisher, W. B. Rodgers, A. Sakamoto, and D. Saragaglia

Copyright © 2013 Ismail Turkmen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Osteoid osteomas are well-known benign tumors, seen generally in long bones. When seen in phalanxes or toes, they can cause a diagnostic dilemma. A young male presented to us with complaints of enlargement of the great toe and severe pain. He had had an ingrown toe-nail operation before, and this situation caused a diagnostic dilemma. In this case report, we emphasize that osteoid osteomas can cause diagnostic dilemmas and it should be kept in mind as a differential diagnosis.