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Skull Base Fibrous Dysplasia
C. Douglas Phillips, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Fibrous dysplasia (FD)
            • Synonyms

              • Craniofacial FD (CFD), osteitis fibrosa, osteodystrophy fibrosa
              • McCune-Albright syndrome
              • Jaffe-Lichtenstein dysplasia
            • Definitions

              • Congenital disorder with defect in osteoblastic differentiation and maturation resulting in progressive replacement of normal cancellous bone by mixture of fibrous tissue and immature woven bone

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Lee SE et al: The diagnostic utility of the GNAS mutation in patients with fibrous dysplasia: meta-analysis of 168 sporadic cases. Hum Pathol. 43(8):1234-42, 2012
                                            2. Wei YT et al: Fibrous dysplasia of skull. J Craniofac Surg. 21(2):538-42, 2010
                                            3. Lisle DA et al: Imaging of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 52(4):325-32, 2008
                                            4. Hullar TE et al: Paget's disease and fibrous dysplasia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 36(4):707-32, 2003
                                            5. Chong VF et al: Fibrous dysplasia involving the base of the skull. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 178(3):717-20, 2002
                                            6. Itshayek E et al: Fibrous dysplasia in combination with aneurysmal bone cyst of the occipital bone and the clivus: case report and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 51(3):815-7; discussion 817-8, 2002
                                            7. Sharma RR et al: Symptomatic cranial fibrous dysplasias: clinico-radiological analysis in a series of eight operative cases with follow-up results. J Clin Neurosci. 9(4):381-90, 2002
                                            8. Sirvanci M et al: Monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the clivus: MRI and CT findings. Neuroradiology. 44(10):847-50, 2002
                                            9. Tsuyuguchi N et al: Magnetic resonance imaging and [11C]methyl-L-methionine positron emission tomography of fibrous dysplasia--two case reports. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 42(8):341-5, 2002
                                            10. Lustig LR et al: Fibrous dysplasia involving the skull base and temporal bone. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 127(10):1239-47, 2001
                                            11. Haddad GF et al: Concomitant fibrous dysplasia and aneurysmal bone cyst of the skull base. Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 28(3):147-53, 1998
                                            12. Ham DW et al: Fibrous dysplasia of the clivus and sphenoid sinus. Mil Med. 163(3):186-9, 1998
                                            13. Jee WH et al: Fibrous dysplasia: MR imaging characteristics with radiopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(6):1523-7, 1996
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Fibrous dysplasia (FD)
                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Craniofacial FD (CFD), osteitis fibrosa, osteodystrophy fibrosa
                                                        • McCune-Albright syndrome
                                                        • Jaffe-Lichtenstein dysplasia
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Congenital disorder with defect in osteoblastic differentiation and maturation resulting in progressive replacement of normal cancellous bone by mixture of fibrous tissue and immature woven bone

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                            • Presentation

                                                                              • Demographics

                                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Lee SE et al: The diagnostic utility of the GNAS mutation in patients with fibrous dysplasia: meta-analysis of 168 sporadic cases. Hum Pathol. 43(8):1234-42, 2012
                                                                                      2. Wei YT et al: Fibrous dysplasia of skull. J Craniofac Surg. 21(2):538-42, 2010
                                                                                      3. Lisle DA et al: Imaging of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 52(4):325-32, 2008
                                                                                      4. Hullar TE et al: Paget's disease and fibrous dysplasia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 36(4):707-32, 2003
                                                                                      5. Chong VF et al: Fibrous dysplasia involving the base of the skull. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 178(3):717-20, 2002
                                                                                      6. Itshayek E et al: Fibrous dysplasia in combination with aneurysmal bone cyst of the occipital bone and the clivus: case report and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 51(3):815-7; discussion 817-8, 2002
                                                                                      7. Sharma RR et al: Symptomatic cranial fibrous dysplasias: clinico-radiological analysis in a series of eight operative cases with follow-up results. J Clin Neurosci. 9(4):381-90, 2002
                                                                                      8. Sirvanci M et al: Monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the clivus: MRI and CT findings. Neuroradiology. 44(10):847-50, 2002
                                                                                      9. Tsuyuguchi N et al: Magnetic resonance imaging and [11C]methyl-L-methionine positron emission tomography of fibrous dysplasia--two case reports. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 42(8):341-5, 2002
                                                                                      10. Lustig LR et al: Fibrous dysplasia involving the skull base and temporal bone. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 127(10):1239-47, 2001
                                                                                      11. Haddad GF et al: Concomitant fibrous dysplasia and aneurysmal bone cyst of the skull base. Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 28(3):147-53, 1998
                                                                                      12. Ham DW et al: Fibrous dysplasia of the clivus and sphenoid sinus. Mil Med. 163(3):186-9, 1998
                                                                                      13. Jee WH et al: Fibrous dysplasia: MR imaging characteristics with radiopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(6):1523-7, 1996