bone sclerosis


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eb·ur·na·tion

(ē'bŭr-nā'shŭn),
A change in exposed subchondral bone in degenerative joint disease in which it is converted into a dense substance with a smooth surface like ivory.
Synonym(s): bone sclerosis
[L. eburneus, of ivory]

bone sclerosis

An increase in bone density, such that the bone is more radiopaque than normal on a plain film.

VINDICATE mnemonic for differential diagnosis of bone sclerosis
Vascular
• Haemangiomas;
• Infarct.
Infection
• Chronic osteomyelitis.
Neoplasm
• Primary
  — Osteoma;
  — Osteosarcoma;
• Metastatic
  — Prostate;
  — Breast;
  — Other.
Drugs
  — Vitamin D;
  — Fluoride.
Inflammatory/Idiopathic.
Congenital
  — Bone islands;
  — Osteopoikilosis;
  — Osteopetrosis;
  — Pyknodysostosis.
Autoimmune.
Trauma
  — Fracture (stress).
Endocrine/Metabolic
  — Hyperparathyroidism;
  — Paget's disease.

bone sclerosis

Eburnation Imaging An ↑ bone density, such that the bone is 'whiter' than normal