Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Presented for medical fitness chest film prior to commencement of new employment.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray

Dense sclerotic ribs in a dermatomal distribution. Dripping 'candle wax' appearance.

Asymptomatic patient with long period of static appearances. After initial viewing, old films were reviewed dating back more than 10 years to early adulthood which were unchanged.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of melorheostosis affecting the ribs

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Case information

rID: 19614
Case created: 28th Sep 2012
Last edited: 11th Jun 2017
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