Gorham-Stout disease

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Synonyms: Gorham disease | Gorham syndrome | Idiopathic massive osteolysis | Progressive massive osteolysis | Vanishing bone disease

Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare disease of massive osteolysis associated with proliferation and dilation of lymphatic vessels. GSD may affect any bone in the body and can be monostotic or polyostotic. Symptoms at presentation are dependent upon the location(s) of the disease; the most common symptom is localized pain. The disease may be discovered after a pathological fracture.

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Advocacy Organizations

Collaborative Research Advocacy for Vascular Anomalies Network (CaRAVAN)

As the research-based umbrella organization for all vascular anomalies, we are on a mission to develop a unified network of patients and their families, advocates, researchers, and clinicians who influence research from initial concept and design to patient care delivery

Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance

The mission of the LGDA is to bring hope to and improve the quality of life of patients diagnosed with generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA), Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) and central conducting lymphatic anomaly (CCLA) through support networks, education, research and advocacy.

Project FAVA

Project FAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy group that promotes awareness of fibro-adipose vascular anomalies, educates patients, their families, and the global community, and provides helpful resources to those with FAVA. Project FAVA also advances research to move the needle towards more effective and less invasive treatment options for FAVA patients.

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Clinical Trials

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