European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp 1137–1139

Hyperplastic callus formation in osteogenesis imperfecta: CT and MRI findings

  • O. Rieker
  • K. F. Kreitner
  • A. Karbowski
Musculoskeletal radiology, Case report

Abstract.

Hyperplastic callus formation is a noteworthy condition in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta because it often mimicks osteosarcoma on radiography. The findings of CT and MRI in hyperplastic callus formation have not been reported. In the presented case, MRI demonstrated contrast enhancement and edema of the surrounding soft tisssue, consistent with benign as well as malignant disease. Computed tomography showed a calcified rim of the lesion which may be a useful feature to rule out osteosarcoma in this condition.

Key words: Osteogenesis imperfecta Hyperplastic callus formation Bones CT Bones MR 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Rieker
    • 1
  • K. F. Kreitner
    • 1
  • A. Karbowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für Radiologie, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55 131 Mainz, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Orthopädische Abteilung, Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen, Jacobstr. 27–31, D-50678 Köln, GermanyDE

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