Fibrous dysplasia in the humerus with a pathological fracture

Case contributed by Dr Iqbal Naseem


A young female patient present with sudden onset of pain and with swelling in the arm with restricted movement after a trivial trauma to the arm.

Patient Data

Age: 10-15 Yrs
Gender: Female

An expansile lesion involving proximal -mid humeral shaft with narrow zone of transition, ground glass matrix and with visible pathological fracture.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of fibrous dysplasia, a benign condition of bone characterized by expansion and replacement of bone by ground glass matrix. 

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Case information

rID: 21166
Published: 7th Jan 2013
Last edited: 21st Oct 2015
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