Virtual Pediatric Hospital(tm) : A digital library of pediatric information

Home | About | FAQ | Reviews | Search

Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Fibrous Dysplasia of the Skull Paediapaedia: Neurological Diseases

Fibrous Dysplasia of the Skull

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

Clinical Presentation:
Varies greatly, depending upon which bones are affected.

Extensive proliferation of fibrous tissue which destroys and replaces normal bone. Severe cases are labeled "Leontiasis Ossea"

Not applicable

Imaging Findings:
Predominantly unilateral. See a diffuse, progressive sclerosis and expansion which extends across sutures and synchondroses.


See References Chapter.

Section Top | Title Page

Additional pediatric resources: | Facebook iconTwitter iconRSS icon |

Follow us on Twitter @pedseducationTwitter icon and @pedsimagingTwitter icon

About Us | FAQ | Reviews | Contact Us | Search

Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Please send us comments by filling out our Comment Form.

All contents copyright © 1992-2015 Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and the authors. All rights reserved.

"Virtual Pediatric Hospital", the Virtual Pediatric Hospital logo, and "A digital library of pediatric information" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Virtual Pediatric Hospital is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not.

The information contained in Virtual Pediatric Hospital is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.