Now you see it, now you don’t: the case of vanishing bones

Woman diagnosed with rare disorder loses humerus and ulnar

X-rays taken of a woman diagnosed with Gorham–Stout disease show her bones gradually disappearing over time.

Vanishing bone disease
X-rays of woman with vanishing bone disease (BMJ Case Reports)

Dubbed vanishing bone disease, the cause of this often-fatal condition is unknown

In a paper published in BMJ Case Reports, the authors highlight the case of the previously healthy 44-year-old woman who presented with a history of increasing pain and reduced