Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1479–1487 | Cite as

Metaphyseal chondromatosis combined with D-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria in four patients

  • Hye Jung Choo
  • Tae-Joon Cho
  • Junghan Song
  • George E. Tiller
  • Sun Hee Lee
  • Gunbo Park
  • In Sook Lee
  • Ralph Lachman
  • Andrea Superti-Furga
  • Ok-Hwa Kim
Case Report


We report four patients who presented with a severe form of metaphyseal chondromatosis in association with D-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (D-2-HGA). All patients showed splaying columns of irregular ossification defects with bulbous metaphyses of the long tubular bones, as well as remarkable involvement of the short tubular and flat bones. The vertebral bodies revealed platyspondyly with irregular, stippled endplates. D-2-HGA has been described as a neurometabolic disorder manifesting a broad range of impairment in mental and motor development. Although hydroxyglutaric acid was excreted in high amounts in the urine of all four patients described herein, no significant neurologic abnormalities were evident. This unusual combination of characteristic skeletal and metabolic abnormalities has rarely been reported. Thus, our report will facilitate the recognition of this distinctive entity, and we suggest that a urine organic acid screening be obtained in patients who present with generalized enchondromatosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hye Jung Choo
    • 1
  • Tae-Joon Cho
    • 2
  • Junghan Song
    • 3
  • George E. Tiller
    • 4
  • Sun Hee Lee
    • 5
  • Gunbo Park
    • 6
  • In Sook Lee
    • 7
  • Ralph Lachman
    • 8
  • Andrea Superti-Furga
    • 9
  • Ok-Hwa Kim
    • 10
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyInje University Pusan Paik HospitalPusanKorea
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric OrthopaedicsSeoul National University Children’s HospitalSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Laboratory MedicineSeoul National University Bundang HospitalKyunggiKorea
  4. 4.Department of GeneticsSouthern California Permanente Medical GroupLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of PediatricsInje University Pusan Paik HospitalPusanKorea
  6. 6.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryInje University Haeundae Paik HospitalPusanKorea
  7. 7.Department of RadiologyPusan National University HospitalPusanKorea
  8. 8.Medical Genetics InstituteCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  9. 9.Department of PediatricsUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  10. 10.Department of RadiologyAjou University HospitalYoungtong-guRepublic of Korea

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