Erlenmeyer flask deformity


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Er·len·mey·er flask de·for·mi·ty

(er'lĕn-mī-ĕr),
a deformity at the distal end of the femur caused by a failure of the shaft of the bone to develop to its normal tubular shape, with the result that the bone is wide for a much longer distance up the shaft than normal; encountered in Gaucher disease.
[resemblance to an E. flask]

Erlenmeyer,

Emil, German chemist, 1825-1909.
Erlenmeyer flask - shaped so that its liquid content can be shaken laterally without spilling.
Erlenmeyer flask deformity - a deformity at the distal end of the femur with the result that the bone is wide for a much longer distance up the shaft than normal.
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There was also bilateral femural, tibial, and fibular cortical thickening along with dense, diffuse, symmetrical sclerosis, Erlenmeyer flask deformity, and cranium-based sclerosis.