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Case contributed by Dr Zeeshan Ghias Khan


Patient is known case of osteopetrosis.

Patient Data

Age: 25 Years
Gender: Male

Internal fixation for bilateral femoral fractures. There is diffuse increase in bone density. These pathological fractures are secondary to osteopetrosis. Erlenmeyer flask deformity is also seen in this case. 

Case Discussion

Osteopetrosis is disorder due to inability of osteoclasts to resorb bone. It is characterized by diffuse sclerosis of bones which are extremely brittle and typically leads to multiple fractures.

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Case information

rID: 61470
Published: 6th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Pakistan institute of medical sciences, islamabad, Pakistan

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