Camurati-Engelmann disease (diaphyseal dysplasia)

Case contributed by Dr 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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Case information

rID: 25007
Published: 27th Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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