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Description: Fibrous Dysplasia is a disease that causes growths or lesions in one (monostotic) or more (polyostotic) bones of the human body. These lesions are tumor-like growths that consist of replacement of the medullary bone with fibrous tissue, causing the expansion and fibrous dysplasia bone cysts weakening of the areas of bone involved. Especially when involving the skull or facial bones, the lesions can cause externally visible deformities. The skull is fibrous dysplasia of the skull fibrous dysplasia heel often, but not necessarily, affected, and any other bone(s) can be involved. Many patients have lesions localized in only monostotic fibrous dysplasia treatment one fibrous dysplasia of the face photos treatments for hip /femur fibrous dysplasia bone (70-80%), fibrous dysplasia on hip and femur but others have them in many bones. In many cases, people suffering from Fibrous Dysplasia also have endocrine diseases and skin pigmentation; the three together constitute McCune-Albright Syndrome. Fibrous Dysplasia is very rare, not much is known about it, and there is no known cure. However, it is known that it is caused by a genetic mutation that occurs sometime during fetal development, and is not hereditary.

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