Ribbing disease

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Ribbing disease

Ribbing disease is a rare bone disease that causes bony growths on the long bones, such as the thigh bone and shine bone.  Ribbing disease affects women more frequently than men. The most common symptom is pain. A single study of 14 patients found an association between Ribbing disease and impaired exercise tolerance and changes in heart function (i.e., increased prevalence of arrhythmia and changes in left ventricular systolic and diastolic function).  The cause of the condition is currently unknown, although some cases appear to be genetic and inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Optimal treatment for the disease is largely unknown. There have been case reports describing treatment of Ribbing disease with bisphosphonate pamidronate. Results have been mixed. The condition often resolves on its own; however cases of progressive disease have been described.
 

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

Ribbing disease: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yusuf Ozt├╝rkmen, Mahmut Karamehmeto─člu

Journal: Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2011 ;45(1):58-65.

 

Ribbing disease (RD) is a rare bone dysplasia characterized by benign endosteal and periosteal new bone formation confined to the diaphysis of the long bones of the lower extremities in young adults. The etiology and optimal treatment for the disease are unknown. It is often initially ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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MRI in Ribbing disease-a case report.
 

Author(s): Michele Gaeta, Sergio Vinci, Chiara Costa, Rosaria Oliviero, Silvio Mazziotti

Journal: Acta Orthop. 2009 Oct;80(5):622-4.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ribbing disease (multiple diaphyseal sclerosis): imaging and differential diagnosis.
 

Author(s): L L Seeger, K C Hewel, L Yao, R H Gold, J M Mirra, V P Chandnani, J J Eckardt

Journal: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1996 Sep;167(3):689-94.

 

This study describes the clinical presentation and the course of Ribbing disease in six patients and illustrates imaging features on plain radiography, conventional and computed tomography, and 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate bone scans.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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