dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica

dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica

a rare condition characterized by swellings in the extremities, usually on the inner and outer aspects of the ankles and knees, consisting of bone covered with epiphyseal cartilage, leading to limitation of motion of the joints. Also called Trevor's disease.
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Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica also enters into the differential diagnosis for osteochondromas of the lower extremity; however, even if microscopically the 2 entities are indistinguishable, dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica affects the epiphysis, whereas osteochondromas are never centered in the epiphysis but involve the metaphysis or metadiaphysis.
Also known as dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica, it affects bones and joints, and is characterized by overgrowth in the cartilage on the end of one of the bones in the hand or foot.