Osteogenesis imperfecta is one of the most common groups of inherited disorders of connective tissue. Hyperplastic callus formation in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta after fracture or surgery is a rare occurrence that has often been misdiagnosed as osteosarcoma. Previous series reported that hyperplastic callus formation is more often present in osteogenesis imperfecta male patients, with white sclerae, and a negative family history of the disorder. This is the first time that this complication has been presented in three female siblings, with a positive family history of osteogenesis imperfecta type IV. An association between osteogenesis imperfecta type IV and hyperplastic callus formation is unclear. This association might, however, be a separate, specific subtype of osteogenesis imperfecta, with an unknown inheritance pattern.
- Hyperplastic callus
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine