Cystic degeneration of fibrous dysplasia masquerading as sarcoma

A H Simpson, T S Creasy, D M Williamson, D J Wilson, J S Spivey

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An area of fibrous dysplasia of bone may undergo rapid enlargement which may be due to either cystic degeneration or malignant transformation. These complications may be clinically and radiologically indistinguishable and, unless both are borne in mind, incorrect management may follow. Magnetic resonance imaging was used in one of our cases and was the only imaging modality to demonstrate the true nature of the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-6
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1989


  • Adult
  • Bone Cysts
  • Bone Neoplasms
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteosarcoma


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