Both macroscopically and in the X-ray this tumor appearance very similar to osteosarcoma, especially the sclerosing type (Figs. 277, 278) (p. 206, this volume). An osteofibroma is usually seen as a single mass involving one bone (most often a vertebra). The bone is replaced by a radiographically dense, hard, bony mass which grows beyond the cortex of the bone and displaces but does not invade adjacent tissue. The preferred site is in a vertebra but long bones can be affected. Compression of the spinal cord by the tumor can occur with resulting posterior paralysis.
KeywordsSpindle Cell Fibrous Dysplasia Odontogenic Tumor Dense Trabecular Bone Ossify Fibroma
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Dahlin DC, Unni KK (1986) Bone tumors: general as-pects and data on 8,542 cases. Thomas, SpringfieldGoogle Scholar
- Gössner W, Hollander CF, Maisin JR, Nilsson A, Luz A (1971) Bone tumors in mice and rats. EULEP Pathology Atlas, European Late Effects Project Group, Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, NeuherbergGoogle Scholar
- Huvos AG (1979) Bone tumors: diagnosis, treatment, prognosis. Saunders, PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar
- Jacobson SA (1971) The comparative pathology of the tumors of bone. Thomas, SpringfieldGoogle Scholar
- Schajowicz F (1981) Tumors and tumor like lesions of bone and joints. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New YorkGoogle Scholar