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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In 1903 Max Askanazy, a pathologist in Geneva, discovered a parathyroid tumour at the post mortem of a patient with this disease, (also called Von Recklinghausen's disease of bone), but, interestingly enough, he made no association between the two.