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Glossary for Fibrous Dysplasia

  • Adamantinoma: Adamantinoma is a rare tumor. The tumor occurs almost exclusively in the long bones; tumors in the tibia account for more than 80% of cases. The diaphyseal region is the area most commonly affected.
  • Bone cancer: Malignancy that occurs in the bone
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Dysplasia: Disordered growth in epithelium, typified by a loss in uniformity and normal architecture of the cells.
  • Fibrous dysplasia of bone: A bone development abnormality that can occur in one or more bones. The bone develops tumor-like growths in bones where normal bone is replaced by fibrous tissue. It can occur as a single lesion or in multiples. Malignancy can occur but is rare. Symptoms are determined by the location and extent of the abnormality.
  • MULIBREY Nanism: A genetic condition
  • Mulibrey Nanism syndrome: A very rare inherited malformation characterized by very small stature (dwarfism), pericardial constriction and yellow dots in fundus of the eye.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Paget's Disease: Breast carcinoma involving nipple and areola.
  • Paget's disease of bone: A chronic, slowly progressing bone disorder where the bone is destroyed rapidly and replaced by abnormal bone which is dense and fragile.
  • Pathological fracture: The occurrence of a fracture a bone of the body caused by a disease state


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