Fibrous dysplasia (polyostotic form)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Female, 40 years-old with a long history of bone deformities since childhood and three previous episodes of long bones fractures. Normal neurological development . Physical examination shows some 'cafe au lait' spots on skin.

Patient Data

Age: 40-year-old
Gender: Female

Multiple X-rays

Polyostotic form of Fibrous Dysplasia.

Nuclear medicine

Tc99 bone scans

Demonstrates increased tracer uptake on Tc99 bone scans (lesions remain metabolically active into adulthood).


CT Brain (selected images)

Polyostotic form of Fibrous Dysplasia.

Case Discussion

As we can see on the plain radiographs there is multiple bone involvement, this is the polyostotic form of fibrous dysplasia.

The clinical diagnosis is a McCune-Albright Syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 12166
Case created: 27th Oct 2010
Last edited: 24th Jun 2017
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