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melorheostosis CHORUS

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Location: http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/01061.html

Description: rare condition of cortical thickening of unknown etiology most commonly seen in the long bones
* 3-59 years
* sx: usu. pain of varying severity, occ. limited ROM, contracture
* insidious onset and chronic course
xray findings:
* cortical sclerosis and thickening that may encroach on the medullary canal -- looks like wax flowing down a candle

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Brian Funaki, MD
Institution: CHORUS
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Tue Jul 28 2009