Extensive fibrous dysplasia into frontocalvarial and frontobasal region: Case report

Yilmazlar S. , Aksoy K., Kocaeli H., Baskan Z.

11th European Congress of Neurosurgery, COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 19 - 24 September 1999, pp.255-261 identifier

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  • Country: Denmark
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-261


Fibrous dysplasia can involve the frontal and sphnoidal bones eventually leads to distortion of the facial features and skull shape as a result of the proliferation of the thick dense bones. Its etiology is unknown but the pathology involves a replacement of normal bone with a fibro-osseous matrix. Fibrous dysplasia causes cosmetic deformity, orbital displacement with resulting double vision and occasional blindness. The surgical principle involves removing dysplastic bone and replacing it with normal harvested bone.