Pathological fractures in spondyloenchondrodysplasia: case report.

Research paper by Y Y Udler, G J GJ Halpern, R S RS Lachman, D L DL Rimoin, M M Shohat

Indexed on: 09 Feb '00Published on: 09 Feb '00Published in: Pediatric Radiology


We present a patient with spondyloenchondrodysplasia who sustained two pathological fractures of long bones in a period of 6 months. This complication of spondyloenchondrodysplasia has not been described previously. Since both fractures occurred with mild trauma, it would appear that spondyloenchondrodysplasia can be associated with a tendency towards pathological fractures and, therefore, it would be advisable to warn people suffering from this condition to avoid activities that put excessive strain on the limbs.