from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.
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- n. An excessive growth or thickening of bone
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A morbid outgrowth of bone from a bone.
- n. An overgrowth of bone; a normal (not morbid) exostosis or increase of bony tissue.
The classic sign of iron-deficiency anemia presents as a couple of conditions seen in the skull called porotic hyperostosis and cribra orbitalia.
Porotic hyperostosis is a skeletal sign of iron deficiency, which is different than osteoporosis.
One striking finding was that 41 percent of the adults had a pathological condition called porotic hyperostosis, an abnormal porosity or sponginess of the bones—especially those of the skull—which is typical of anemic malaria sufferers.
A geriatric patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.
The patient was diagnosed as diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common but often unrecognized systemic disorder observed mainly in elderly people.
The researchers suggest that diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is an idiopathic disease characterized by the ossification of anterior longitudinal ligament of vertebra and some of the extraspinal ligaments.
A research team led by Dr. Berrin Karadag reported a case of a geriatric patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), also called Forestier disease, is a hardening of tendons and ligaments that commonly affects the spine.
The following factors are presumed to place a patient at higher risk: 60 years of age or older, male, previous HO, hypertrophic osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, prior hip surgery, and surgical risk factors.