What is Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) of The Bone?
Fibrous dysplasia is a rare congenital bone disorder in which fibrous (scar-like) tissues develop in place of normal bone cells due to a defect in the differentiation and maturation of bone-forming cells. This defect can cause deformation and fracture of the affected bone. It usually affects one area of bone, but it can affect multiple areas of more than one bone. Individual bone lesions are commonly reported in adolescents and young adults. While cases of multiple bone lesions were usually observed in children under 10 years of age. Fibrous bone dysplasia can affect any bone in the body, but in most cases, it usually affects the femur (femur), tibia (lower leg), bones of the upper arm (humerus), skull bones, ribs, and pelvis.
Disease Etiology (Causes)
The likely cause is the genetic mutation (defected alteration) in bone-forming cells of the body.
Fibrous dysplasia is more common in children and young adults, as 75% of reported cases are in the age group under 30. This is equally common in both men and women. Signs and symptoms The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Pain in bones that lead toward sleeplessness
- Unexplained Swelling of the bones
- Bones deformities
- Fracture in the bones (particularly fractures in the arms and legs bones)
- Curved shape bone legs
The following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Bone marrow biopsy
The focus of treatment is on relieving symptoms and repairing fractures and deformities with medication and surgery.
What Support can we Give for Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) of The Bone?
Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) of The Bone is a rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) of The Bone we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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