Pediatr Radiol (2018) 48:359–365 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-017-4029-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Fishtail deformity of the distal humerus: association with osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum 1 1 1 Stephen J. Lehnert & Matthew R. Wanner & Boaz Karmazyn Received: 11 June 2017 /Revised: 10 October 2017 /Accepted: 3 November 2017 /Published online: 16 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2017 Abstract with fishtail deformities. MRI should be performed in these Background Fishtail deformity is a rare deformity of the hu- patients since some abnormalities, possibly requiring surgery, merus exhibiting concavity of the lateral trochlea, resulting in are not detected on elbow radiographs. ulnotrochlear joint derangement. We wanted to share our ex- . . . perience that osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum is a Keywords Children Fishtail deformity Humerus fracture . . common associated complication. Magnetic resonance imaging Osteochondritis dissecans Objective To summarize imaging of fishtail deformity in chil- . Radiocapitellar joint Radiograph dren centered on complications of the radiocapitellar joint. Materials and methods From the radiology information sys- tem, we identified all patients <18 years with the diagnosis of Introduction fishtail deformity. We included only patients with V-shaped deformity of the distal humerus due to concavity at the lateral First described
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