Bilateral transverse (Bowdler) fibular spurs with hypophosphatasia in an adolescent girl

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Uras I., Uras N., Karadag A., Yavuz O., Atalar H.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.6, no.1, pp.52-54, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3348/kjr.2005.6.1.52
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-54
  • Keywords: hypophosphatasia, adolescent, fibular Bowdler spurs, ALKALINE-PHOSPHATASE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Hypophosphatasia is a clinically heterogeneous inheritable disorder characterized by defective bone mineralization and the deficiency of serum and tissue liver/bone/kidney alkaline phosphatase activities. Due to the mineralization defect of the bones, various-skeletal findings can be radiologically observed in hypophosphatasia Bowing and Bowdler spurs of long bones are the characteristic findings. The Bowdler spurs reported on in the previous pertinent literature were observed in the perinatal aged patients and these lesions have rarely, involved adolescents. We herein report on a 14-year-old girl with fibular Bowdler spurs.