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Fibrous dysplasia can impersonate many of its fellow lytic lesions and is best diagnosed with correlation of clinical, laboratory, histological, and imaging findings. Involvement of the skull base can cause significant functional deficits, such as vision loss in this case.






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A Case of Craniofacial Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia

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Abstract
We present the case of a patient with craniofacial polyostotic fibrous dysplasia. Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia is relatively rare and usually presents in late childhood/early adulthood. It is occasionally associated with endocrine disorders such as McCune-Albright syndrome. The benign pathology of this bone tumor belies its implications in the region of the skull base. Craniofacial polyostotic fibrous dysplasia can have devastating complications depending on which ostia are involved, including vision loss. Our patient was already beginning to experience visual field deficits from ischemic neuropathy. He was treated surgically with optic nerve decompression; however, the efficacy of this approach is currently being debated.






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