Radiology and Imaging Corner: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnosis and Computed Tomography-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Osteoid Osteoma

HSS Journal

Robert Schneider, MD
Gregory R. Saboeiro, MD
Carolyn M. Sofka, MD
Carolyn M. Sofka, MD

Associate Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

A 26-year-old male presented for magnetic resonance (MR) examination of the ankle for chronic ankle pain. MR images of the ankle revealed marked intraosseous bone marrow hyperintensity involving the talus on the fast inversion recovery sequence. In addition, at the anteromedial margin of the posterior facet of the talus, a round, sclerotic lesion was present with an associated mild to moderate reactive synovitis in the subtalar joint. Findings were consistent with an osteoid osteoma.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 2, Number 1.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


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