Pathological fracture in osteopetrosis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Trauma to left arm. C/o deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

X-ray humerus

Diffuse osteosclerosis with transverse fracture of humerus.


Chest x-ray

Xray of the chest and left shoulder confirms osteosclerosis of all visualised bones. 

Case Discussion

This patient was known to suffer from autosomal dominant osteopetrosis. 

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Case information

rID: 23028
Published: 15th May 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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