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Bilateral Preisers disease: a case report and review of the literature

Mar 16, 2011 | Magazine: Musculoskeletal Surgery

Amillo-Garayoa S, Romero-Muñoz LM, Pons-Devillanueva J.
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Department, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Av. Pío XII, 36, 31008, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain


Avascular necrosis of bone may affect specific areas of the body where the blood supply to the bone or part of the bone is vulnerable to injury or disease.

In the carpal scaphoid, it can find this entity consequent a trauma, microtrauma, or fractures, especially in the proximal pole (Preiser in Fortschr Geb Roentgenstr 15:189-197, 1910), associated with a systemic disease, steroid ingestion (Ferlic and Morin in J Hand Surg-A 14:13-16, 1989), chemotherapy (Green in Hand Clinic 3:163-168, 1987) or a hypoplastic scaphoid (Gunal et al., in J Hand Surg-B 20(6):736-740, 1995).

Preiser's disease is a rare entity and is commonly associated with avascular necrosis of the scaphoid without fracture or trauma. A case of bilateral idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid is reported.

CITATION  Musculoskelet Surg. 2011 Mar 16