UPPER LIMBFocal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia in the humerusEren, Abdullaha; Çakar, Murata; Erol, Bulentb; Özkurt, Avsara; Guven, MelihaAuthor Information aDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital bDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Hospital of University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey Correspondence and requests for reprints to Abdullah Eren, MD, Tahrali Camlica Evleri Libadiye Cad. Karayeli Apt A-Blok No 23 K. Camlica 34704, Istanbul, Turkey E-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2008 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p 148-151 doi: 10.1097/01.bpb.0000210586.05157.e3 Buy Metrics Abstract Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia is an uncommon, benign bone lesion that causes deformity of the long bones in young children. It has most commonly been encountered in the proximal tibia, and very rarely in the long bones of the upper limb, that is, the proximal humerus, distal radius, ulna, and proximal phalanx. Only one case of focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia of the proximal humerus has been reported previously. The present study reports two such additional cases that were diagnosed in late childhood. The clinical presentation and radiographic findings are described with an emphasis on the natural evolution of the disease. Limb-length discrepancy is anticipated in these children in the long-term follow-up and, therefore, surgical intervention should be considered in the treatment. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.