Microgeodic Disease Affecting the Fingers and Toes in Childhood: A Case Report

Tomonori Tetsunaga, Hirosuke Endo, Kazuo Fujiwara, Tomoko Tetsunaga, Toshihumi Ozaki

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Microgeodic disease is a disease of unknown etiology that affects the fingers and toes of children, with ≥ 90% of cases involving the fingers alone. We present a rare case of microgeodic disease affecting an index finger and two toes simultaneously in a 7-year-old girl. X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple small areas of osteolysis in the middle phalanges of the left index finger, hallux, and second toe. Microgeodic disease was diagnosed from X-ray and MRI findings, and conservative therapy involving rest and avoidance of cold stimuli was provided. Although pathological fractures occurred in the course of conservative treatment, the affected finger healed under splinting without any deformity of the finger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalThe open orthopaedics journal
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Childhood
  • Conservative therapy
  • Finger
  • Microgeodic disease
  • Stress fracture
  • Toe


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