Engelmann's disease

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[edit] Discussion of Engelmann's disease

  • A.K.A. Progressive diaphyseal dysplasia
  • Progressive formation of new bone along the cortices of tubular bones
  • Categorized with the sclerosing bone dysplasias such as osteopetrosis and melorheostosis.
  • Usually presents in the young child with gait disturbance and limb pain.
  • Autosomal dominant transmission has been noted, though expression is variable.
  • Males are affected more often than females.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Engelmann's disease

  • Marked thickening of the cortices of the diaphyses of tubular bones, occuring on both periosteal and endosteal surfaces.

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