Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (Trevor's disease) of the distal radius.

Published online: Mar 27 1998

N Levi, S E Ostgaard, and B Lund.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


The authors report a rare case of dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH) or Trevor's disease of the radius in an Eskimo from Greenland. DEH is indistinguishable microscopically from osteochondroma, however its epiphyseal site of origin differentiates it from the osteochondroma, which characteristically originates in the metaphysis.