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Twelve parasymphyseal insufficiency fractures of the os pubis are described in eight osteopenic postmenopausal women, three of whom had rheumatoid arthritis. The fractures involved both right and left pubic bones in three women. Radiographically lesions often appear deceptively destructive and malignant. In six patients, biopsy was performed and showed no… (More)
A case is presented of progressive acro-osteolysis of the hands combined with progressive mandibular ramus osteolysis and multiple cortical defects. The features of acro-osteolysis are reviewed and classified.
Enchondroma protuberans of the rib may be indistinguishable from osteochondroma or chondrosarcoma. The problems of needle biopsy and the confusion which arose in the preoperative and intraoperative evaluation of two previous cases from the literature were avoided in the present case by total resection of the lesion. Where possible, total resection is… (More)