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Chronic chest pain in a 29 year old man

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 10 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2871
  1. Margaret Zacharin, professor, endocrinology
  1. Department of endocrinology and diabetes, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to M Zacharin margaret.zacharin{at}

This anteroposterior computed tomography reconstruction scan (fig 1) shows polyostotic fibrous dysplasia in a 29 year old man.

He was first seen at age 21 with recurrent left chest pain, which was diagnosed as fibrous dysplasia confined to his …

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