Other tumors of bone
Massive osteolysis

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

Revised: 18 October 2016, last major update June 2005

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

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Cite this page: Massive osteolysis. website. Accessed July 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called Gorham disease
  • Resembles skeletal angiomatosis, but probably not a vascular neoplasm
  • Cause unknown
Gross description
  • Destructive reabsorption of a whole bone or several bones, with replacement by heavily vascularized fibrous tissue
Gross images
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Markedly distorted proximal femur