[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
Article
May 1934

OSTEODYSTROPHIA FIBROSA UNILATERALIS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

IOWA CITY
From the Orthopedic Department, State University of Iowa.

Arch Surg. 1934;28(5):849-866. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1934.01170170042004
Abstract

The case to be reported presents an unusual unilateral skeletal lesion which shows intimate relationship to Ollier's achondroplasia, from which it can, however, be differentiated roentgenologically, histologically and even clinically.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —The patient was a girl who came under clinical observation in 1926, at the age of 7 years. She began to limp on the left side in the spring of 1924. March, 1925, she fell to the floor and sustained a fracture of the left femur. She was taken to a hospital, where a diagnosis of bone tumor or cyst was made, based on roentgenograms. Solid bony union did not occur until March, 1926, following a period of traction and fixation in a plaster cast. The patient was symptomless except for an occasional dull pain in the region of the left hip, especially when the weather changed. When she was first seen in the clinic a

Add or change institution
×