osteitis fibrosa cystica

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osteitis fibrosa cystica

[‚ä·stē′īd·əs ′fī·brō·sə ′sis·tə·kə]
(medicine)
Generalized skeletal demineralization due to an increased rate of bone destruction resulting from hyperparathyroidism. Also known as Engel-Recklinghausen disease; osteitis fibrosa generalisata.
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Skeletal radiography revealed splaying of lower limb below the knee joint, decreased bone mineral density, thin cortices and several cystic brown tumours in pelvis and calvarium presenting the initiation of von Recklinghausen disease of bone (Figure-1).