Gaucher disease with pathological femoral neck fracture

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Abstract

Fractures of the femoral neck are rare and usually result from serious and high-energy trauma in the skeleton in young adults. Gaucher's disease (GD) is a lysosomal storage disorder that has progressive course and is rarely seen. Research has shown that a pathological femoral neck fracture with GD mostly emerges in childhood. But in adults, there are no reports of pathological femoral neck fractures with GD. We present a unique case of GD with a pathological femoral neck fracture in a 54-year-old woman who did not undergo surgery because of haematological problems including thrombocytopaenia.

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