Distal phalangeal resorption in an adult with infantile malignant osteopetrosis: A case report

Patrick McCulloch, E. A. Athanasian

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Abstract

Osteopetrosis is a rare inherited skeletal disorder characterized by a defect in bone resorption. The autosomal-recessive infantile malignant form usually results in death in the first few years of life. The natural history of the disease into adulthood is unknown. Reported here is the case of a 27- year-old man with bilateral resorption of the tufts of the distal phalanges in multiple fingers. It is unclear whether this finding constitutes a previously undescribed aspect of the natural course of the disease or a long- term consequence of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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