Exostoses

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Exostoses

Exostoses are abnormal bone growths on the surface of a pre-existing bone caused by having too much calcium in the body. They can cause constant, long-lasting pain ranging from mild to severe, depending on the shape, size, and location of the growth. They normally form on the joints of bones such as the ankle or knee and can grow outward toward the skin. Exostoses are typically noncancerous, but can become cancerous in some instances. Exostoses are usually treated by surgically removing the growth.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Exostoses" returned 89 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hereditary multiple exostoses of the ribs as an uncommon cause of pneumothorax: A case report.
 

Author(s): Antoine Dumazet, Claire Launois, Sandra Dury, Frédéric Sailhan, Marco Alifano, Maxime Dewolf, François Lebargy, Gaëtan Deslee, Jeanne-Marie Perotin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e11894.

 

Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a genetic musculoskeletal condition causing multiple exostoses. Rib location of exostosis can be complicated by thoracic injuries.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Turrett's exostoses: about 35 casesk].
 

Author(s): Mounira Khezami, Achraf Abdennadher, Hiba Bellaaj, Talel Znagui, Mounir Hamdi, Lotfi Nouisri

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We conducted a retrospective study of 35 patients with subungual exostosis of the hallux, also known as Turrett's exostosis, in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Senior Military Hospital of Instruction of Tunis over the period between 1995 and 2015. We here summarize ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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External auditory exostoses in the Xuchang and Xujiayao human remains: Patterns and implications among eastern Eurasian Middle and Late Pleistocene crania.
 

Author(s): Erik Trinkaus, Xiu-Jie Wu

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In the context of Middle and Late Pleistocene eastern Eurasian human crania, the external auditory exostoses (EAE) of the late archaic Xuchang 1 and 2 and the Xujiayao 15 early Late Pleistocene human temporal bones are described. Xujiayao 15 has small EAE (Grade 1), Xuchang 1 presents ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Exostoses" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hereditary Multiple Exostoses: New Insights into Pathogenesis, Clinical Complications, and Potential Treatments.
 

Author(s): Maurizio Pacifici

Journal: Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017 06;15(3):142-152.

 

Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a complex musculoskeletal pediatric disorder characterized by osteochondromas that form next to the growth plates of many skeletal elements, including long bones, ribs, and vertebrae. Due to its intricacies and unresolved issues, HME continues ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Imaging of benign complications of exostoses of the shoulder, pelvic girdles and appendicular skeleton.
 

Author(s): M Gavanier, A Blum

Journal: Diagn Interv Imaging. 2017 Jan;98(1):21-28.

 

Exostoses are the most common benign bone tumors, accounting for 10 to 15% of all bone tumors. They develop at the bone surface by enchondral ossification and stop growing when skeletal maturity has been reached. At first, exostoses are covered by a smooth cartilage cap that progressively ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Endoscopic transcanal removal of symptomatic external auditory canal exostoses.
 

Author(s): Elliott D Kozin, Aaron K Remenschneider, Parth V Shah, Edward Reardon, Daniel J Lee

Journal: Am J Otolaryngol. ;36(2):283-6.

 

Exostoses are bony outgrowths of the external auditory canal (EAC) that can lead to cerumen entrapment, recurrent infections, and conductive hearing loss. When surgical removal is indicated, a drill or osteotome may be used via a post-auricular, endaural, or transcanal approach. Studies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An Efficacy and Safety Study of Palovarotene for the Treatment of MO
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Exostoses, Multiple Hereditary

 

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2018

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Autologous Stem Cells in Achilles Tendinopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Achilles Tendinitis, Right Leg; Achilles Tendinitis; Achilles Degeneration; Achilles Tendon Thickening; Tendinopathy; Achilles Tendinitis, Left Leg

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Predictors of Outcome and Natural History in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Spondylosis With Myelopathy

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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