Unilateral congenital lunate absence: A case report

Alden H. Newcomb, Jessica Frankenhoff


Isolated congenital aplasia of carpal bones in the absence of an associated congenital syndrome is exceedingly rare. Since the first documented case report of congenital carpal bone absence in 1911, only 12 additional case reports have been published. Here we present a case report of an otherwise healthy 43-year-old male with unilateral congenital absence of the lunate, which has only been previously reported once in the literature.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/css.v7n1p1


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