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Glossary for Bessel-Hagen disease

  • Anteverted nostrils: Anteverted nostrils are nostrils that are rotated in a forward postion.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Bone and cartilage tumors: Any tumors affecting the bones or cartilage, including both cancerous and benign tumors.
  • Bone changes: Changes to the bones as a symptom
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Cartilage conditions: Medical conditions affecting the cartilage.
  • Exostoses, multiple: A rare genetic disorder characterized mainly by limb deformities and other skeletal abnormalities caused primarily by a disorder of the bone growth plates.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Knock-knees: Knees that touch
  • Madelung deformity: The abnormal growth of the end of the forearm bone (radius) which results in wrist pain and deformity. The severity of the disorder is variable with only severe cases requiring surgical intervention.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nerve compression: Compression of a nerve that becomes trapped in a confined space due to any cause e.g. trauma, inflammation or a disease process. This usually occurs near joints. The resulting pressure on the nerve can be very painful and if left untreated can result in damage to the nerve and eventually muscle weakness and wasting. Conditions such as bone spurs, joint swelling due to injury, cysts and trauma can result in nerve entrapment. The exact symptoms will depend on which nerve is trapped and the duration and severity of the entrapment.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.

 

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