Osteochondromatosis


Osteochondromatosis
The most common type of skeletal tumor (exostoses) disorder seen in childhood, osteochondromatosis is characterized by multiple projecting tumors. The tumors most frequently form on the long bones. In 2 to 10 percent of cases, an exostoses becomes malignant.
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SYN: hereditary multiple exostoses, under exostosis.
- synovial o. SYN: synovial chondromatosis.

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os·teo·chon·dro·ma·to·sis (os″te-o-kon-dro″mə-toґsis) a condition marked by the presence of multiple osteochondromas, such as occurs in multiple cartilaginous exostoses or enchondromatosis; the term is sometimes used to denote one of the two conditions specifically, usually the former.

Medical dictionary. 2011.