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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2013 pp 153-154
Hereditary Multiple Exostosis - Diaphyseal Aclasis
Rushikesh M. Patwardhan, A. M. Deodhar, Vedvati M. Deodhar, Valmik B. Kadpe, Vijay Patil
Vivekanand Hospital, Signal Camp, Vidya Nagar, Latur. 413531, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Hereditary Multiple Exostosis (HME) is an inherited autosomal dominant metaphyseal overgrowth that is characterized by multiple osteochondromas. In 75% cases it occurs before age of 20 yrs with male predominance of 2:1. Most cases are asymptomatic, unless they disturb surrounding blood vessels or nerves. No treatment is necessary in most cases because lesions are clinically silent. Symptomatic, large lesions are treated by surgical excision.