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A cause for concern? Osteopoikilosis found incidentally in the emergency department: a case report
  1. Matthew Bull1,
  2. Phil Calderbank2,
  3. Navin Ramachandran3
  1. 1LAS Registrar Accident & Emergency, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey, UK
  2. 2SHO Accident and Emergency, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK
  3. 3SpR Radiology, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrM Bull
 Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ, UK; mattdbull{at}


Osteopoikilosis is a rare, inherited bone disorder, which is usually found incidentally on x ray. It may be mistaken for other, more serious disorders such as bony metastases, causing undue distress to the doctor and patient.

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