Pediatric Annals

Case Challenges 

A 13-year-old Boy with Right-sided Elbow Pain

Daniel Schwartz, MD

Abstract

Editor’s note: Each month, this department features a discussion of an unusual diagnosis in genetics, radiology, or dermatology. A description and images are presented, with the diagnosis and an explanation of how the diagnosis was determined following. As always, your comments are welcome.

An athletic, right-handed, 13-year-old boy presented with right-sided elbow pain, decreased range of motion, and decreased throwing strength. No history of trauma was noted. Physical exam revealed point tenderness over the medial aspect of the distal humerus, but there was no swelling.

Abstract

Editor’s note: Each month, this department features a discussion of an unusual diagnosis in genetics, radiology, or dermatology. A description and images are presented, with the diagnosis and an explanation of how the diagnosis was determined following. As always, your comments are welcome.

An athletic, right-handed, 13-year-old boy presented with right-sided elbow pain, decreased range of motion, and decreased throwing strength. No history of trauma was noted. Physical exam revealed point tenderness over the medial aspect of the distal humerus, but there was no swelling.

Editor’s note: Each month, this department features a discussion of an unusual diagnosis in genetics, radiology, or dermatology. A description and images are presented, with the diagnosis and an explanation of how the diagnosis was determined following. As always, your comments are welcome.

An athletic, right-handed, 13-year-old boy presented with right-sided elbow pain, decreased range of motion, and decreased throwing strength. No history of trauma was noted. Physical exam revealed point tenderness over the medial aspect of the distal humerus, but there was no swelling.

10.3928/00904481-20080101-01

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