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Title: Case of Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia in the hand
Authors: Attard, Gerhardt
Zammit, Jason
Sciberras, Carmel
Keywords: Bones -- Diseases
Osteoporosis -- Malta -- Case studies
Monostotic fibrous dysplasia
Fibrous dysplasia
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2002, Vol.14(1), p. 45-46
Abstract: A case of monostotic fibrous dysplasia in the proximal phalanx of an otherwise healthy, twenty-five year old is discussed. Fibrous dysplasia in the hand is rarely seen. Our patient presented with a swelling in his proximal phalanx. Xrays showed a lytic lesion. The lesion was treated with excision biopsy and cancellous bone grafting. Histological examination excluded malignancy but was diagnostically inconclusive. At recurrence, two and a half years later, a diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia was made. Intractable pain necessitated a ray amputation of the affected phalanx. The indications for surgical intervention in cases of fibrous dysplasia are discussed.
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