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Case No. 17: Melorheostosis – Mesenchymal Dysplasia

Melorheostosis - Mesenchymal Dysplasia
Melorheostosis – Mesenchymal Dysplasia

Modality:

X-Ray Knee

Description of Case No. 17:

Cloudlike accumulations of hyperostosis and soft tissue ossification also are seen adjacent to the distal portion of the femur and the proximal portion of the tibia.

Diagnosis:

Melorheostosis

Key Points:

Melorheostosis is also referred to as Leri disease. is an unusual mesenchymal dysplasia manifesting as areas of sclerosing bone with a characteristic dripping wax appearance or flowing candle wax appearance.

It is an unusual mesenchymal dysplasia manifesting as areas of sclerosing bone with a characteristic dripping wax appearance or flowing candle wax appearance.

Patients usually present with joint contracture or pain.

Following patterns can be seen:

  • Classic
  • Osteoma-like
  • Myositis Ossificans-like
  • Osteopathia¬†Striata-like
  • Mixed

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