Clinical and radiographic progression of fibrous dysplasia: cystic change or sarcoma? Description of a clinical case and review of the literature.

F. De Iure, L. Campanacci

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Abstract

The clinical and radiographic progression of fibrous dysplasia may be due to a cystic-hemorrhagic change, or to a sarcomatous transformation. The distinction between these two possibilities, which is essential to treatment, depend on the biopsy. A case of fibrous dysplasia in a female aged 18 years is described in which, 3 years after pathologic fracture consolidated with non-surgical treatment, clinical and radiographic progression occurred, enough to suspect malignant transformation. Histological diagnosis showed fibrous dysplasia with a cartilaginous component and cystic-hemorrhagic changes, and curettage-bone allografting resulted in healing of the lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Volume80
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995

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