• David J. David
  • David C. Hemmy
  • Rodney D. Cooter


Fibrous dysplasia, neurofibromatosis, and hemangiomas are conditions that produce tumors of great variety in the craniofacial region. With fibrous dysplasia there is expansion of the skeletal elements by an immature form of bone. Hemangiomas may cause underlying bony hypertrophy as a result of their hypervascular nature, but they may also be associated with bony erosion as a consequence of multiple expanding arteriovenous fistulae. Neurofibromas may also be vascular but tend to cause bony erosion.


Fibrous Dysplasia Axial Compute Tomography Orbital Floor Capillary Hemangioma Plexiform Neurofibroma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. David
    • 1
  • David C. Hemmy
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rodney D. Cooter
    • 1
  1. 1.The Australian Craniofacial UnitAdelaide Children’s Hospital, Inc.North AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Departments of Neurosurgery and Plastic SurgeryMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Craniofacial ResearchMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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