Camurati-Engelmann disease (diaphyseal dysplasia)

Case contributed by Matt Skalski



Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

There is diffuse and somewhat irregular  thickening of the cortical bone in the diaphyses of all of the long bones, with no involvement of the epiphyses. Interestingly, there are still open physes in this 24 year old, indicating delayed skeletal maturity. 

Calvarial thickening with a dense diploic space and absence of the frontal and sphenoid sinuses.

Case Discussion

These findings are pathognomonic of diaphyseal dysplasia. 

This case is courtesy of the LAC+USC radiology department

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