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van Buchem syndrome

Pronunciation: vahn bu'kem

Definition: an osteosclerosing skeletal dysplasia, characterized by mandibular enlargement, thickening of the diaphyses and calvaria, and increased serum alkaline phosphatase; autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonym(s): generalized cortical hyperostosis

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