Fibrous dysplasia.

M. J. Kransdorf, R. P. Moser, F. W. Gilkey

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Skeletal fibrous dysplasia is a developmental anomaly in which normal bone marrow is replaced by fibroosseous tissue. This process may be localized to a single bone, or even a small segment thereof, or affect the skeleton diffusely. The radiologic archives of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) contain 501 cases of histologically proved and radiographically correlated fibrous dysplasia (of which 427 cases are monostotic and 74 cases are polyostotic). We present the spectrum of radiologic findings, including those from bone scintigraphy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, augmented where appropriate by accompanying pathologic material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-537
Number of pages19
JournalRadiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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