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Leontiasis ossea and post traumatic cervical cord contusion in polyostotic fibrous dysplasia

Boby Varkey Maramattom

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Department of Neurology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

Head & Face Medicine 2006, 2:24  doi:10.1186/1746-160X-2-24

Published: 15 August 2006


Leontiasis ossea (leonine facies) or cervical canal stenosis are rare complications of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (PFD). This case report documents dramatic leontiasis ossea in PFD as well as post traumatic cervical cord contusion due to hyperextension injury in a patient with generalized PFD involving the cranio-facial bones, axial skeleton and entire spine with secondary cervical canal stenosis. Cervical cord contusion has not been reported earlier in PFD.