Osteopathia striata

Case contributed by Dr Cristina Pazzaglia


Pain after right knee strain

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Female

There are no fractures at the right knee.

Pictures show regular linear bands of radio-opacity extended vertically from the metaphysis into the diaphysis of the femur, tibia and fibula.

Comparative radiograph prove bilateral alterations.

Case Discussion

The findings relate to a rare sclerosing dysplasia called Osteopathia Striata (also known as  Voorhoeve disease), a rare benign dysplasia of bone, involving the epiphysis and metaphysis of tubular bones.

Typically asymptomatic and bilateral.

There may be an association with Goltz syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 32632
Published: 7th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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