hyperostosis frontalis interna

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Related to hyperostosis frontalis interna: Morgagni syndrome


excessive growth of bony tissue. adj., adj hyperostot´ic.
frontal internal hyperostosis (hyperostosis fronta´lis inter´na) a new formation of bone tissue protruding in patches on the internal surface of the cranial bones in the frontal region, most commonly affecting women near menopause.
generalized cortical hyperostosis a hereditary disorder beginning during puberty, marked by osteosclerosis of the skull, mandible, clavicles, ribs, and diaphyses of long bones, associated with elevated blood alkaline phosphatase.
infantile cortical hyperostosis a syndrome seen in infants under six months of age, marked by fever, arthralgias, and swelling and cortical thickening of facial, trunk, and long bones. Called also Caffey's disease.

hy·per·os·to·sis fron·ta·l'is in·ter·'na

abnormal deposition of bone on the inner aspect of the os frontale, visible by x-ray; may be a part of Morgagni syndrome.

hyperostosis frontalis interna

Morgagni-Stewart-Morell syndrome A form of osteopetrosis more common in middle-aged ♀, associated with obesity, hirsutism, fatigue, hemiplegia and hemiparesis; HFI affects cranial bones, structurally compromising the hypophysis–causing dysmenorrhea, virilism, hirsutism, diabetes insipidus, and glucose intolerance, and cranial nerve foramina–causing vertigo, tinnitus, anosmia, and visual defects