polyostotic fibrous dysplasia

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Noun1.polyostotic fibrous dysplasia - fibrous dysplasia of bone affecting multiple bones
fibrous dysplasia of bone - a disturbance in which bone that is undergoing lysis is replaced by an abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue resulting in bone lesions or skin lesions
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Skeletal survey revealed evidence of lesions in the femur and humerus suggestive of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (Figure 1).
On the other hand, polyostotic fibrous dysplasia is far less common, happening mostly in children under 10 years of age and tending to grow beyond skeletal maturation, which can cause progressive damage and a greater tendency to suffer pathological fractures (4, 8).
Zayas developed the massive tumor that almost covered his face after suffering from a rare disease called polyostotic fibrous dysplasia - a genetic disorder in which fibrous tissue begins to replace the bone in the body.
Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia (PFD) involves multiple bones, most frequently of the lower limbs.
Conrad Johnston, "Effects of calcitonin in Pagets disease and polyostotic fibrous dysplasia," J Clin Endocrinol, vol.