Osteopetrosis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Patient Data

Age: Young
Gender: Male
X-ray

Pathological fractures of the right tibia in a background of increased bone density (Osteopetrosis)

Case Discussion

Osteopetrosis, or Albers-Schonberg disease, is a rare hereditary disorder that results from defective osteoclasts. Bones become sclerotic and thick, but their abnormal structure results in them being both weak and brittle.

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Case information

rID: 36449
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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