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I had a ct scan on my left hand/wrist 6weeks ago it showed a

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I had a ct scan on my left hand/wrist 6weeks ago it showed a negative ulna variance and a seperate bit of bone projected over the dorsal aspect. I had X-rays this week as its still painful they said; this area was occult on previous radiographs and again is not demonstrated. What does it mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
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Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA.

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

The word occult comes from occultation as seen in astronomy. In a Lunar ecclipse the moon is covered by the shadow of the earth. It means covered up

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Xrays detect sharp demarcations between densities of bone based on the ability to absorb them. That has been lost in your repeat films because you have remodeled the calcium in that Area

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

You are healing . Laying down new bone and covering or occulting the fracture. It is a bone bruise now or partially healed fracture

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

You are healing . Laying down new bone and covering or occulting the fracture. It is a bone bruise now or partially healed fracture. It may still hurt as the periosteum or bone coveribg is inflamed

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

You are healing . Laying down new bone and covering or occulting the fracture. It is a bone bruise now or partially healed fracture. It may still hurt as the periosteum or bone coveriNg is inflamed

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

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