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How is fibrous dysplasia treated?
It is difficult to totally eradicate the disease. The goal of intervention is usually to maintain bone strength and integrity, not to cure the bony lesions. Therefore, treatment is aimed at correcting the associated deformities.
Those lesions that are causing symptoms may be treated in any of the following ways:
What is the long-term outlook for a patient with fibrous dysplasia?
Since this is not a malignant disease, the prognosis is good. The severity of the symptoms is dependent on the extent and number of sites involved.
The chance of any of the tumors becoming cancerous is extremely rare, and is usually the result of radiation therapy.
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