European Spine Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 372–374

Fibrous dysplasia of the spine with sarcomatous transformation: a case report and review of the literature

  • E. Yalniz
  • T. Er
  • F. Özyilmaz
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF00300303

Cite this article as:
Yalniz, E., Er, T. & Özyilmaz, F. Eur Spine J (1995) 4: 372. doi:10.1007/BF00300303

Summary

A fibrosarcoma is reported in the spine of a 53-year-old man with polyostotic fibrous dysplasia. There was no history of endocrine disturbances and no previous irradiation. Malignant transformation in fibrous dysplasia is rare. A review of the literature reveals 101 cases of malignant degeneration occurring in fibrous dysplasia. We believe that this is the first report of sarcomatous change arising in an area of fibrous dysplasia in the spine.

Key words

Fibrous dysplasiaFibrosarcomaMalignant transformation

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Yalniz
    • 1
  • T. Er
    • 1
  • F. Özyilmaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TrakyaEdirneTurkey