Pseudarthrosis of the radius in a child with neurofibromatosis.

Luís Valente, A Moura Gonçalves, A Sousa, L Almeida


In children, pseudarthrosis of the forearm is generally associated to neurofibromatosis. It results from a pathological fracture because it appears in a bone that is considered abnormal for the presence of deformity or cyst. The authors present the case of a child who developed pseudartrosis of the radio after fracture in a bone without structural alteration. Only four similar cases can be found in the literature. The authors discuss its treatment.

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