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Scholarly Research Exchange
Volume 2008, Article ID 963687, 3 pages
Case Report

Intraosseous Epidermoid Cyst of Distal Phalanx of Fingers

1Department of Orthopaedics, Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
2Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
3Department of Orthopaedics, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiaokang Hospital, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan

Received 13 August 2008; Accepted 5 December 2008

Copyright © 2008 Chih-Hsin Hsieh 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.


Intraosseous epidermoid cysts of fingers are uncommon lesions. We reported two cases with intraosseous epidermoid cysts of distal phalanx of fingers. Case 1 was a 61-year-old woman with a swelling of the left middle finger without history of trauma. Case 2 was a 47-year-old male with a crushing injury of his right thumb. On radiographic findings, a well-circumscribed osteolytic lesion in distal phalanges was noted. Unexpectedly, histological examinations showed intraosseous epidermoid cyst.