Fibrous dysplasia - polyostotic form

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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 the skin.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Multiple X-rays


Polyostotic form of Fibrous Dysplasia.

Tc99 bone scans

Nuclear medicine

Bone scan demonstrates increased tracer uptake throughout the bones (lesions remain metabolically active into adulthood).

CT Brain (selected images)


Polyostotic form of Fibrous Dysplasia.

Case Discussion

This case shows the polyostotic form of fibrous dysplasia in a patient clinically diagnosed with the McCune-Albright syndrome.

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