What is Osteosclerosis?

Osteosclerosis is an elevation in bone density. It can be a pathology, normally detected on a radiograph as an area of increased opacity; that is, where more mineral is present in the bone to absorb or deflect the X-ray beam. Localized osteosclerosis can be caused by injuries that compress the bone, by osteoarthritis, and osteoma.

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It can also be associated with Hepatitis C.

In the animal kingdom there also exists a non-pathological form of osteosclerosis, resulting in unusually solid bone structure with little to no marrow. It is often seen in in aquatic vertebrates, especially those living in shallow waters, providing ballast as an adaptation for an aquatic existence. It makes bones more heavy, but also more fragile. In those animal groups osteosclerosis often occurs together with bone thickening (pachyostosis). This joint occurrence is called pachyosteosclerosis.

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My dentist has sent me to an Oral Segeon because she sees a very small tiny white cloud type
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idiopathic osteosclerosis, condensing osteitis, CBCT, CT

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In XXXXXXX 2016 i got severe back pain and during diagnosis doctor said that my L5-S1 joint is out from his place due to which when its...

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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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