Fibrous and Fibroosseous tumors of bone
Fracture callus

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 October 2016, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Fracture callus[title]
Cite this page: Fracture callus. website. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
Radiology description
  • Stress fractures may resemble tumors with extensive periosteal new bone formation
  • Postmenopausal women may have insufficiency fractures in pelvis resembling metastatic carcinoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Spindle cell proliferation with cartilage and bone
  • May be hypercellular but orderly maturation present
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Atypical cartilage component - contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick

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Healing - contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick

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Fracture callus with sarcoma

Differential diagnosis