A Case of Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia Masquerading as a Multiple Bone Metastases
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- Bone neoplasm; Fibrous dysplasia; Metastasis
- Fibrous dysplasia is a benign, bony abnormality that is usually asymptomatic. A 41-year-old male with minimal symptoms presented at this hospital with abnormal findings incidentally seen in his ribs on the chest radiograph. A skeletal survey showed numerous, osteolytic lesions throughout multiple bones. Diagnostic processes for malignancy of undefined primary origin (MUO) were performed in order to identify the underlying primary neoplasm, although abnormal
findings were not seen except for multiple bone lesions. A computed tomography guided bone biopsy was performed on his left rib. The final diagnosis was fibrous dysplasia. This case demonstrates that fibrous dysplasia should be considered in the differential diagnosis in young patients with multiple, osteolytic lesions and without a prior history suggesting malignancy.
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- A Case of
Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia Masquerading as a Mulptile Bone Metastases
- Keimyung University School of Medicine
- Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.33(2) : 126-131, 2014
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