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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328357a62b
Upper Limb

The treatment of eosinophilic granuloma of the humerus with nonvascularized fibular graft and elastic nail

Oner, Mithat; Yurdakul, Emre; Guney, Ahmet

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Abstract

Eosinophilic granuloma is most common in children. In this paper we describe two children with a history of local swelling and pain in the humeral area who showed pathological fracture of the humerus. Needle biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma. Surgical procedures were performed in both patients. Both patients showed total remission after wide resection combined with segmental nonvascularized fibular graft and elastic nail. Both patients are currently free of disease after 4-year follow-up. There are several treatment modalities in eosinophilic granulomas such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, local or systemic steroids, curettage, bone grafting and internal fixation. Although good results have been reported with nonsurgical treatment, surgery is a more effective treatment option in selected cases. In this paper we describe two children with massive solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the humerus who were successfully treated with segment resection and fibular bloc graft.

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