Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Young middle eastern female with a history of precocious puberty.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

All imaged bones are abnormal with mixed sclerosis and lucency and remodelling. This is particularly evident at the left hip. Features are those of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia

Case Discussion

Fibrous dysplasia can be either monostotic (most commonly) or polyostotic. Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia occasionally occurs in association with cafe-au-lait spots on the skin (dark-pigmented, frecklelike lesions) and precocious puberty. This complex is called McCune-Albright syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 20646
Case created: 3rd Dec 2012
Last edited: 8th Feb 2016
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