Pseudotumor formation in tibia in Gaucher's disease

Ozturk H., Unsal M., AYDINGÖZ Ü., Kocak N., Gurakan F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.26, no.3, pp.284-286, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0720-048x(97)01158-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-286


A very rare case of type 1 Gaucher's disease with pseudotumor formation in the right tibia is presented. In addition to the characteristic radiographic finding of distal femoral flaring (Erlenmeyer flask deformity), a lobulated osteolytic area with surrounding sclerosis was seen in the proximal metaphysis of the right tibia. Adjacent to this pseudotumor appearance was an old pathologic fracture and no significant soft tissue swelling was evident, both of these features being reported for the first-time in association with Gaucher's disease. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.