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      Neonatal osteofibrous dysplasia: Synchronous tibial and fibular involvement is common

      , MBBS MA FRCR 1 , , , FRCS 2,3 , , FRCS 4 , , FRCR 1 , , FRCR 4
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      The British Institute of Radiology.

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          Osteofibrous dysplasia is a rare non-malignant fibro-osseous bone tumour, first described and characterised under this name by Campanacci in 1976. It is most commonly encountered in the tibia of children and young adults, but less frequently seen in the neonate with only few prior reports in the literature. We report a case of neonatal congenital osteofibrous dysplasia, presenting with unilateral limb deformity at birth. Radiographs demonstrated well-defined mixed lytic-sclerotic lesions, in a previously unreported distribution in this age-group, confined to the distal metadiaphysis of the affected tibia and fibula. Open surgery was performed for deformity correction, with tissue biopsy confirming the radiographically-suspected diagnosis. We present the up-to-date clinical, radiological and pathological findings in this case of a rare pathology with some novel features, within this age group, in disease distribution and consequent radiographic appearances. OFD should be considered in the differential of similar congenital deforming bone lesions of the lower limb. We also review the small number of previously published cases of congenital OFD in the neonate, noting in particular that the frequency of ipsilateral fibular involvement appears to be higher than that observed in older patients.

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          A clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of osteofibrous dysplasia, differentiated adamantinoma, and adamantinoma of long bones.

          A clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of 12 cases of osteofibrous dysplasia (OFD), two cases of differentiated adamantinoma, and five cases of adamantinoma of long bones is presented. Although OFD and differentiated adamantinoma showed similar radiologic findings, differentiated adamantinoma was more likely to be a recurrent lesion than osteofibrous dysplasia and seemed to require a more extensive surgical procedure. Immunohistochemically, cytokeratin- and vimentin-positive cells were seen in both OFD and differentiated adamantinoma. The positive cells were scattered in the former, and were both scattered and nest-like in the latter. Both these lesions, however, were negative for epithelial membrane antigen. Excluding two cases of Ewing-like adamantinoma, the other three cases of adamantinoma were also positive for cytokeratin and vimentin. These results suggest that these three lesions share the same histogenetic origin. The two cases of Ewing-like adamantinoma differ from tibial adamantinoma in their radiological, histological and immunohistochemical aspects, and seem to constitute a distinct variant of adamantinoma with a different histogenesis.
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            Osteofibrous dysplasia of long bones a new clinical entity.

            A new clinico-pathologic entity is described. It is defined as osteofibrous dysplasia of long bones, and is based on twenty two personal observations to which are added seventeen cases from the literature. This dysplasic congenital lesion is clearly differentiated from fibrous dysplasia by clinical, radiographic and histological characteristics and by its clinical course. These features may be summarised as follows: 1) Slight predominance of the male sex. 2) Very early age of onset either at birth or in the first years of life. 3) Site almost exclusively tibial, sometimes also in the fibula. Localisation predominantly in the middle third of the tibial diaphysis, but sometimes in the distal or proximal third. In the fibula, it is always at the distal third. 4) The lesion is painless and generally causes bony enlargement. There is often slight anterior bowling and more rarely, slight varus of valgus bowing. Pathological fracture may occur; rarely there is a pseudarthrosis. 5) The radiographic appearances are very characteristic, with enlargement of the bone, intracortical osteolytic lesions with thinning or disappearance of the external cortex, sclerotic reaction on the medullary aspect, and narrowing of the medullary canal. 6) The histological features are also typical, consisting of fibrous tissue enclosing bone trabeculae lined by osteoblasts and a "zonal" architectural pattern. 7) Sometimes the lesion tends to heal spontaneously in the very early years of life; in other cases it is moderatley progressive. It relapses frequently after curettage, but such recurrences are generally non-progressive. In some cases slight anterior bowing persists permanently. 8) Surgery should be restricted to patients over the age of five in whom the lesion is extensive, with imminent or actual pathological fracture, and to the rare cases of pseudarthrosis. The results are good even in cases of relapse or pseudarthrosis. The correction of residual bowing, if indicated, can safely be carried out with one or more osteotomies at the age of ten to twelve years.
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              Cortical osteofibrous dysplasia of long bone and its relationship to adamantinoma. A clinicopathologic study of 30 cases.

              Thirty cases of cortical osteofibrous dysplasia (COFD) were studied in an attempt at defining the relationship of COFD to adamantinoma. The patients ranged in age from newborn to 39 years (mean 13.4 years). The male:female ratio was 1:1. Presenting symptoms were most often pain or a mass. The tibia was involved in all 30 patients; in addition, the ipsilateral fibula was involved in five patients (17%). The histologic appearance of the lesions was dominated by the combination of woven bone trabeculae with prominent osteoblastic rimming and a loose, slightly myxoid stroma (less heavily collagenized in most instances than usually encountered in intramedullary fibrous dysplasia). Results of immunohistochemical study showed isolated cytokeratin-positive cells in the stroma of 28 of the lesions (93%). However, hyperchromatic epithelial islands characteristic of adamantinoma were not found in any of the 30 cases. A control population of 50 fibro-osseous lesions (intramedullary fibrous dysplasia, sclerosing fibroxanthoma, and cranial ossifying fibroma) was studied immunohistochemically; in none of these control cases were cytokeratin-positive cells found. Follow-up data were obtained in 17 cases (57%); the period ranged from 1 to 16 years (mean 6.05 years). Certain overlapping clinical features (including the location of the vast majority of the lesions in the tibia and, less often, the fibula) and the morphologic similarities of many areas of COFD and adamantinoma (particularly the shared presence of cytokeratin-positive cells) suggest a more than coincidental association between COFD and a adamantinoma. However, to date none of the 30 cases of COFD evaluated in this study has developed an adamantinoma.

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                BJR Case Rep
                British Institute of Radiology
                BJR | Case Reports
                The British Institute of Radiology.
                September 2022
                24 January 2022
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                [1 ]org-divisionDepartment of Radiology, Broomfield Hospital , Chelmsford, United Kingdom
                [2 ]org-divisionDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital , Chelmsford, United Kingdom
                [3 ]org-divisionDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital , Cambridge, United Kingdom
                [4 ]org-divisionAcademic Unit of Child Health, University of Sheffield , Sheffield, United Kingdom
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                Address correspondence to: Dr Harsimran Laidlow-Singh. E-mail: singh.simran@ 123456gmail.com harsimran.laidlow-singh@ 123456nhs.net
                © 2022 The Authors. Published by the British Institute of Radiology

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Case Report
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                musc, Musculoskeletal
                paed, Paediatric


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