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Eur Radiol. 2000;10(9):1423-33.

Sclerosing bone dysplasias: genetic and radioclinical features.

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Department of Radiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem.


Although knowledge of basic genetics in the field of sclerosing bone dysplasias is progressing, the radiologist still plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis of this relatively poorly understood group of disorders. Based on a target site approach, these anomalies are classified into three groups. Within each group, further differentiation can be made by distinctive clinical findings and by mode of inheritance: (a) dysplasias of endochondral bone formation: osteopetrosis (Albers-Schönberg disease), pycnodysostosis, enostosis, osteopoikilosis, osteopathia striata (Voorhoeve disease); (b) dysplasias of intramembranous bone formation: progressive diaphyseal dysplasia (Camurati-Engelmann disease) and variants, hyperostosis corticalis generalisata (Van Buchem disease) and variants; and (c) mixed sclerosing dysplasias: melorheostosis (Leri disease) and overlap syndromes.

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