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Fibrous dysplasia.
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PMID:  23276185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fibrous dysplasia is an uncommon bone disease. The diagnosis is usually not difficult, given the symptoms, radiology, and histology. The gene involved is the α subunit of the G-protein receptor. Recent innovation in molecular pathology has helped us understand the mechanism of disease pathogenesis. The treatment of fibrous dysplasia is limited to maintenance of maximum bone density. Surgical reinforcement is used to treat bowing deformities and fractures as they occur. Malignant transformation of fibrous dysplasia is rare. Currently, there is no therapy for preventing the disease from advancing or for malignant transformation.
Nicole D Riddle; Marilyn M Bui
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia (Dr Riddle); and the Department of Anatomic Pathology, Moffitt Cancer Center Hospital, Tampa, Florida (Dr Bui).
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