hereditary multiple exostoses

(redirected from Exostoses, Multiple Cartilaginous)

he·red·i·tar·y mul·ti·ple ex·os·to·ses

[MIM*133700]
a disturbance of endochondral bone growth in which multiple, generally benign osteochondromas of long bones appear during childhood, commonly with shortening of the radius and fibula; the skull is not involved; the ill effects are usually mechanical but malignant change is rare; autosomal dominant inheritance with genetic heterogeneity. Type I is caused by a mutation in the exostosis-1 gene (EXT1) on 8q, type II is due to mutation in the exostosis-2 gene (EXT2) and type III maps to 19p.

he·red·i·tar·y mul·ti·ple ex·os·to·ses

(hĕr-edi-tar-ē mŭlti-pĕl eksos-tōsēz)
Disturbance of endochondral bone growth in which multiple, generally benign osteochondromas of long bones appear during childhood, commonly with shortening of the radius and fibula; the skull is not involved; the ill effects are usually mechanical but malignant change is rare.

he·red·i·tar·y mul·ti·ple ex·os·to·ses

(hĕr-edi-tar-ē mŭlti-pĕl eksos-tōsēz) [MIM*133700]
Disturbance of endochondral bone growth in which multiple, generally benign osteochondromas of long bones appear during childhood, commonly with shortening of the radius and fibula. Cranium is not involved.