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
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Varying signal patterns consistent with bony sclerosis, oedema and erosions were seen along with subluxation of bones at the ankle joint (Figs 3A and 3B).
In our case, the frontal recess was stenosed by bony sclerosis.
1) and lumbar and thoracic spine radiography showed generalised thickening and bony sclerosis in keeping with the diagnosis of osteopetrosis.