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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 612106, 4 pages
Case Report

Osteoid Osteoma Mimicking Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury: Diagnosis and Review of Treatment

University Clinic of Navarra, C/Pío XII 36, Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain

Received 30 April 2012; Accepted 12 August 2012

Academic Editors: M. Ganau, G. Maccauro, and K. R. Swartz

Copyright © 2012 J. M. Lamo-Espinosa 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.


We report the case of osteoid osteoma (OO) with ulnar styloid involvement. A review of the literature has been made with the aim of defining the special behaviour of OO when it is near the articular surface. That behaviour can affect the diagnosis, masking the real etiology of the pain, delaying the diagnosis, missing the diagnosis, or what is more serious, conducting an inadequate treatment. We propose a treatment algorithm conducted based on the localization near or far from articular surface and the superficial or deep localization.