Pseudomass of the sternal manubrium in osteogenesis imperfecta

Yekeler E., Kumbasar B., Dursun M., Cantez S., Emiroglu H., Tunaci M.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.32, sa.6, ss.371-373, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00256-003-0639-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.371-373


Skeletal abnormalities such as hypertrophic callus formation and "popcorn" calcifications are rare radiological findings of osteogenesis imperfecta, causing tumor-like appearances on imaging. We report on a 7-year-old girl with osteogenesis imperfecta presenting with hepatomegaly and palpable lymphadenopathy in the left inguinal region on physical examination. Computed tomography examination revealed a high-density mass-like lesion of the manubrium sterni. Ultrasonography and a lateral roentgenogram of the chest verified that this was a pseudomass caused by a bowed sternal manubrium.