Carpal boss

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic origin of pain on dorsal aspect of wrist - Few wks. On examination - local swelling/bulge/bump. Referred for local ultrasound to diagnose/rule out ganglion.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Bony protuberance was noted at site of swelling pointed by patient. It was articulating with base of 3rd metacarpus and adjacent proximal carpus.

No ganglion cyst was seen.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest carpal boss due to ossicle.

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Case information

rID: 36567
Published: 30th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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