Gorham disease: correlation of MR findings with histopathologic changes

Manisali M., Ozaksoy D.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, vol.8, no.9, pp.1647-1650, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003300050603
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1647-1650
  • Keywords: Gorham disease, disappearing bone disease, osteolysis, MR imaging, MASSIVE OSTEOLYSIS, BONE-DISEASE, PLAIN FILM, CT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Gorham disease is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by bone destruction and abnormal proliferation of thin-walled vascular channels including lymphatic capillaries. Starting monocentrically in a single bone, the angiomatous masses in this disease extend to adjacent bones and soft tissues without respecting articular barriers. Herein we report a case of Gorham disease with its MR and histopathologic appearance.