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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 227-228

Vanishing bone disease involving the pelvis

Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Sarbani Laskar Ghosh
121, Tata Memorial Hospital,
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.19592

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Vanishing bone disease is a rare condition characterized by progressive osteolysis of the bony structures by vascular tissue and their replacement by fibrous, vascular connective tissue. A 38-year-old lady who had a previous history of angioma of the left iliac bone presented with vague symptoms of a limping gait and pain during walking since 2 years duration. The radiologic findings were suggestive of degenerative changes. A possibility of metastatic disease was also considered. However the biopsy and Positron emission tomography (PET) scan ruled out any active disease. Like in most other cases this was possibly a self-limited disease where bone resorption had spontaneously arrested.

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