BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220009

Ollier’s disease: features of the hands

  1. Gary O'Toole
  1. Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Owen Godkin, owen.godkin{at}
  • Accepted 22 March 2017
  • Published 17 April 2017


A 14-year-old boy attended our services for orthopaedic evaluation due to the development of multiple enchondromatous lesions. Clinical examination of the hands revealed painless swollen digits of asymmetric lengths (figure 1). Plain film radiographs demonstrated extensive bilateral expansile lytic lesions of metacarpals and phalanges with diffuse matrix calcification resulting in cortical thinning, which is in keeping with Ollier’s disease (figure 2). With no features concerning for malignancy in the hands, this patient is being followed up annually …

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