Pathological fracture secondary to osteopetrosis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Displaced left midshaft femoral fracture. 

Diffuse skeletal sclerosis with splaying of the metaphyses in keeping with known history of osteopetrosis.

Pelvis

Modality: CT

Mildly comminuted left midshaft femoral fracture that is shortened with posterior displacement of the distal fracture fragment. No other fracture is identified on CT. However on the scout images a defect of the distal right femur is noted, if there is clinical concern of a fracture here, reformats can be provided if requested.

Diffuse skeletal sclerosis with splaying of the metaphyses in keeping with known history of osteopetrosis.

Case Discussion

Patient has a known diagnosis of osteopetrosis. 

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Case Information

rID: 27837
Case created: 22nd Feb 2014
Last edited: 19th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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