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Medical Term:

fibrous cortical defect


a common 1–3 cm defect in the cortex of a bone, most commonly the lower femoral shaft of a child, filled with fibrous tissue. Nonosteogenic or nonossifying fibroma by convention refers to lesions greater than 3 cm in diameter.

Synonym(s): nonosteogenic fibroma

See Also: nonossifying fibroma

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