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Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia of the tibia: long-term evolution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16570899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia of the tibia (FFCD) is a rare and benign condition associated with unilateral tibia vara in childhood. The first description was done by Bell in 1985. Since then more than sixty cases have been reported. The aetiology remains unknown. Five new cases are retrospectively reported. Four of them with tibia vara less than 30 degrees showed a spontaneous correction. One patient had a severe varus deformity (> 30 degrees) leading to physeal impairment and underwent a tibial valgus osteotomy. Biopsy is not necessary as radiographs are typical. The infantile growth plate is able to correct a tibia vara due to FFCD if less than 30 degrees. In case of spontaneous resolution, a long-term follow-up remains necessary because of a possible progressive leg length discrepancy.
Jean-Paul Dusabe; Pierre-Louis Docquier; Maryline Mousny; Jean-Jacques Rombouts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-30     Completed Date:  2006-05-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bone Diseases, Developmental / diagnosis,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / diagnosis*,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Osteotomy / methods
Rare Diseases
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Sampling Studies
Tibia / abnormalities,  pathology*
Treatment Outcome

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