gangosa


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gangosa

[gaŋ′gō·sə]
(medicine)
Destructive lesions of the nose and hard palate, sometimes more extensive, considered to be the tertiary stage of yaws.
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If left untreated, about 5% of early yaws cases progress to late stage deformities like gangosa, gondou, polydactylitis, sabre tibia, or scars and contractures.
Cartilage damage may result in severe destruction of the nose and palate (gangosa).