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Medical Term:

diaphysial dysplasia


Definition: progressive, symmetrical fusiform enlargement of the shafts of long bones characterized by the formation of excessive new periosteal and endosteal bone and irregular conversion of this cortical bone into cancellous bone; anemia does not occur as a rule, as in osteopetrosis.

Synonym(s): Camurati-Engelmann disease, Engelmann disease

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