|Other names: Not recommended: fibrous cortical defect, metaphyseal fibrous defect, benign fibrous histiocytoma. Fibroxanthoma, nonosteogenic fibroma, cortical desmoid, fibromatosis|
|X-ray of nonossifying fibroma of distal tibia.|
|Symptoms||Usually none, fracture.|
|Diagnostic method||X-ray, MRI|
|Prognosis||Most resolve without treatment|
Generally, there are no symptoms unless a bone breaks. Diagnosis is by X-ray or MRI, usually when investigating a person for something else. Imaging typically shows a well marginated radiolucent lesion, with a distinct multilocular appearance, sometimes looking like bubbles.
Signs and symptoms
Most people with nonossifying fibroma have no symptoms. If the tumor is large, there may be pain over the affected area. An unexplained broken bone can occur. Multiple NOFs occur in Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome in combination with cafe-au-lait spots, mental retardation, hypogonadism, ocular and cardiovascular abnormalities.
They are usually diagnosed by x-ray or MRI, when investigating another problem. The tumor presents as a well defined radiolucent lesion, with a distinct multilocular appearance, sometimes looking like a "soap bubble". If small and no symptoms, then biopsy is not needed.
The cause is unknown. The foci consist of collagen rich connective tissue, fibroblasts, histiocytes and osteoclasts. They originate from the growth plate, and are located in adjacent parts of the metaphysis and diaphysis of long bones, most often of the legs.
It is the most common tumor of bone, the exact incidence however, is unknown as most are too small to be known about. Males are affected twice as much as females. Studies of X-rays in children up to the age of 4 years, show that 22% of girls and 54% of boys have a NOF. NOFs are rarely observed in adult X-rays.
It has been seen to affect the jaw bone, but rarely. The oldest case of nonossifying fibroma has been identified on the mandible of Qafzeh 9, an early anatomically modern human dated to 90–100 000 yrs B.P.
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