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Pseudarthrosis of the tibia: emergency department presentation of neurofibromatosis type 1 in a 4-month-old infant
  1. R Berber1,
  2. O Berber2,
  3. N Taguri3,
  4. R Sekhar Maroju4,
  5. S Abdulla4
  1. 1
    Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, East Midlands North Deanery, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2
    St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London Deanery, London, UK
  3. 3
    London Deanery, London, UK
  4. 4
    Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust, Basildon, UK
  1. Dr R Berber, Trauma and Orthopaedics, East Midlands North Deanary, 7 Milburn Close, Luton, Beds LU3 4EH, UK; reshidb{at}


Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia is a complex and rare condition of infancy. Long bone pseudarthrosis is strongly linked to neurofibromatosis, a common genetic disorder in which pseudarthrosis tends to occur early. This report describes a similar emergency department presentation in a 4-month-old infant with subsequent diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1.

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  • Patient consent: Parental consent obtained.