Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis

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Revised: 27 December 2018

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PubMed Search: Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis[title]

Dariusz Borys, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Osteomyelitic lesions
  • Histologically characterized by prominent foam macrophages arranged in a mosaic pattern with neutrophil infiltration, foam cell formation, numerous plasma cells, fibrin precipitates
  • Involving rib, tibial epiphysis, ulna, distal tibia and femur
  • Young individuals are more commonly affected
Case reports
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