Maffucci's syndrome (hemangiomatosis osteolytica): A report of four cases

Paul Steven Collins*, Whay Han, Larry R. Williams, Norman Rich, John F. Lee, J. Leonel Villavicencio

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Maffucci's syndrome is a congenital nonfamilial syndrome combining dyschondroplasia, (enchondromatosis) and hemangiomatosis. It is a rare disease; only 200 cases have been reported throughout the world in the past 140 years. Over the past 20 years, four patients have been admitted with signs and symptoms consistent with Maffucci's syndrome. Three were children ages 3, 7, and 9 years. The fourth was 23 years old. Two were male and two female. All had hemangiomas at birth, and all had skeletal deformities and enchondromas. All complained of pain and heaviness of the involved extremity. Three patients had the arterial inflow evaluated with arteriograms, and one had magnetic resonance imaging. Two also had venograms. Two patients had excision of their hemangiomas, and one had sclerotherapy and compression therapy. All had bone biopsies performed. None of the enchondromas or the soft tissue lesions had undergone sarcomatous transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-371
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes


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