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The only patient with a pathological fracture who survived was a 12-year-old girl with high-grade osteosarcoma of the left distal tibia.
Recurrence and pathological fracture were evaluated by conducting postoperative panoramic radiographic examinations at 1 and 12 months after the operation.
Before surgery, the patients underwent thoracolumbar spine computed tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); 20 patients were diagnosed as pathological fracture in vertebrae, 15 patients had bone cortex rupture at vertebral posterior border, and 5 patients had nerve root compression, among which, 2 patients had weakened limbs muscle force.
The C4 pathological fracture had further collapsed with increased retrolisthesis of C3 on C4.
3) Pathological fractures are not common in osteomyelitis, especially in cases without devastating septicemia.
The indication for surgery was a pathological fracture or impending pathological fracture of the diaphysis of the humerus.
Pathological fracture of long bones in Nigerian children.
The present report describes a case of pathological fracture secondary to rickets and generalized osteopenia and its management.
An abnormal appearance of the L3 vertebral body on plain radiographs prompted CT investigation which suggested pathological fracture of L3 with posterior convexing of the vertebral body and epidural mass.
A pathological fracture occurs when an area of bone which has already been weakened by a pre-existing abnormality, i.
All medically compromised patients like diabetics', renal failure, patients with malignancy and patients with pathological fracture were excluded.

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