Osteogenesis imperfecta and hyperplastic callus formation in a family: A report of three cases and a review of the literature

Norman Ramírez, Fernando E. Vilella, Mirylsa Colón, John M. Flynn

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-96
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003



  • Hyperplastic callus
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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