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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2014, Article ID 424056, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/424056
Case Report

Amyloidoma, an Unusual Cause of Fracture

Rhumatologie, CHU Jean Minjoz, 2 Boulevard Fleming, 25030 Besançon, France

Received 22 December 2013; Accepted 23 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editors: G. O. Littlejohn and G. J. Tsay

Copyright © 2014 Frank Verhoeven et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a case of a spontaneous hip fracture in a context of dysglobulinemia. The bone histologic examination found amyloidoma. Amyloidoma is an overload pathology and an unusual cause of fracture. In most of the cases, it is associated with myeloma and the difference between bone invasion of myeloma and amyloidoma in an osteolytic radiographic picture is not easy but is of importance because prognosis and treatment may be totally different. Thus, in the context of dysglobulinemia, one must keep in mind that spontaneous bone fracture may be due to amyloidoma with another prognosis.