Tumors, Malignancies, and Metabolic Disturbances

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primary malignant bone tumor

origination in the bone

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secondary malignant bone tumor

originating in other tissue and metastasizing to the bone

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sarcomas

cancers that arise from connective tissue, such as muscle or bone

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chondrosarcoma

malignant tumor composed of cartilage

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fibrosarcoma

malignant tumor containing much fibrous tissue

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lukemias

chronic or acute diseases of the blood-forming tissues characterized by unrestrained growth of leukocytes and their precursors

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multiple myeloma

disease characterized by the presence of many tumor masses in the bone and bone marrow

usually progressive and generally fatal

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osteitis deformans

Paget Disease

skeletal disease of elderly persons characterized by chronic bone inflammation

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osteomalacia

reversible skeletal disorder characterized by a defect in the mineralization of bone

usually caused by a vitamin D deficiency

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spondylomalacia

softening of the vertebrae

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osteoporosis

metabolic disease in which reduced bone mass leads to subsequent fractures, most often affecting postmenopausal women, sedentary individuals, and patients receiving long-term steroid therapy