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Unusual Presentation of Fibrous Dysplasia of Spine with its Management.
Case Report | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | JOCR April-June 2014 | Page 73-77 | Joyce KM, O’hEireamhoin S, Tan Chien Sheng M, Devitt A. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.173
Authors: Joyce KM, O’hEireamhoin S, Tan Chien Sheng M, Devitt A
 Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
 Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Histopathology, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Kenneth Joyce, Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland. Phone: 353879654586. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction: Involvement of the spinal column in either monostotic or polyostotic form is rare, with fewer than thirty-five cases discussed in the literature. Most of the cases of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia of spine have involvement of the appendicular skeleton.
Case Report: We report a case of a 74-year-old Irish man with a two month history of back pain. Investigations revealed a diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia involving three levels of the thoracic spine in isolation. The patient underwent T2-T9 stabilization and bone grafting.
Conclusion: A case of fibrous dysplasia involving three levels of the thoracic spine in isolation has never previously been reported. The extreme rarity of this type of presentation can pose a diagnostic dilemma, and in cases with spinal involvement, a consensus of management has not yet been achieved.
Keywords: Fibrous – dysplasia – thoracic – spine.
|How to Cite This Article: Joyce KM, O’hEireamhoin S, Tan Chien Sheng M, Devitt A. Fibrous Dysplasia of the Spine ﾖ A Case Involving Three Levels of Thoracic Spine. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 April-June;4(2): 73-77. Available from: https://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/01/11/2250-0685-147-fulltext/|
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