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osteitis fibrosa cystica


Definition: increased osteoclastic resorption of calcified bone with replacement by fibrous tissue, caused by primary hyperparathyroidism or other causes of the rapid mobilization of mineral salts.

Synonym(s): parathyroid osteosis, Recklinghausen disease of bone

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