Osteolysis

What is Osteolysis?

Osteolysis refers to an active resorption of bone matrix by osteoclasts during the natural formation of healthy bones. Osteolysis can be seen as the reverse of ossification. Osteolysis often occurs in the proximity of a prosthesis that either causes an immunological response or changes in the bone's structural load. Osteolysis may also be caused by pathologies like a bone tumor, cysts, or chronic inflammation.

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My x-ray report states the below:

Exostosis seen arising from left 1st rib.
Three oval sclerotic lesions seen in left scapula.
One more thing. As...

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I have gone through the reports attached.Your lesions on scapula suggestive of...

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I am 39y/M, 75 Kg, 169 Cm. My MRI SCAN report says -----OBSERVATIONS: Sacralisation of L5 with rudimentary L5-S1 disc. Lumbar spine shows mild...

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The broad based disc herniation at L4-L5 level represents a backward movement of your disc (commonly referred to as slip disc). This disc may...

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I underwent left radical nephrectomy on 12 July 2011. Hence, have been undergoing tests every quarter (chest x-ray, sonography, RFT, LFT, CBC...

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Hi XXXXXXX and thanks for the query
Osteolysis means rerefaction of the bone.
This may be generalised in cades of calcium or vit D3 defeciency and...

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