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JBR-BTR. 2008 Jan-Feb;91(1):14-7.

Gorham-Stout disease of the humerus.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edime,Turkey.


Gorham-Stout disease is characterized by local proliferation of small vascular or lymphatic channels resulting in progressive destruction and resorption of bone. The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease remains mostly unknown, despite some 175 reported cases. A case of Gorham-Stout disease of the humerus in a 14-year-old boy is described. The patient presented with progressive pain and deformity of the right arm. Although the disease was described in different bones of the body its location in the humerus is rare. We report the natural history and clinical follow-up in a young patient. A fibular graft was performed but 10 months later, resorption and pathological fractures occurred again. This study presents the radiographic and MRI features of Gorham disease.

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