Cite this page: Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/bonexanthogranulomatousosteo.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Osteomyelitic lesions
- Histologically characterized by prominent foam macrophages arranged in a mosaic pattern with neutrophil infiltration, foam cell formation, numerous plasma cells, fibrin precipitates
- Involving rib, tibial epiphysis, ulna, distal tibia and femur
- Young individuals are more commonly affected