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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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