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 the skin.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Multiple X-rays

Polyostotic form of Fibrous Dysplasia.

Nuclear medicine

Tc99 bone scans

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 on a patient clinically diagnosed with the McCune-Albright syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 12166
Published: 27th Oct 2010
Last edited: 21st Dec 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Medical School of Botucatu Hospital

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