Fibrous Dysplasia

  • A. M. A. De Schepper
  • H. R. M. Degryse
Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 20)

Abstract

Fibrous dysplasia is a developmental disturbance involving proliferation and maturation of fibroblasts and becomes clinically manifest in childhood and adolescence, suggesting a congenital genesis. The disease is two to three times more common in females than in males. Fibrous dysplasia may be monostotic or polyostotic. In monostotic involvement there is a predilection for the femur, tibia, ribs and facial bones. In cases of polyostotic involvement there is mainly a segmental distribution i.e. one limb, trunk bones, several vertebrae. Sometimes only one side is involved.

Keywords

Coronal Section Fibrous Dysplasia Sagittal Section Adjacent Soft Tissue Hypodense Area 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. A. De Schepper
    • 1
  • H. R. M. Degryse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpBelgium

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