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Synonyms of Gorham's Disease
- Disappearing Bone Disease
- Essential Osteolysis
- Gorham's Syndrome
- Gorham-Stout Syndrome
- Idiopathic Massive Osteolysis
- Massive Gorham Osteolysis
- Massive Osteolysis
- Morbus Gorham-Stout Disease
- Progressive Massive Osteolysis
- Vanishing Bone Disease
- No subdivisions found.
Gorham's disease (GD) is an extremely rare bone disorder; fewer than 200 cases are reported in the medical literature. It is characterized by bone loss (osteolysis) often associated with swelling or abnormal blood vessel growth (angiomatous proliferation). Bone loss can occur in just one bone or spread to soft tissue and adjacent bones.
Although the disease may strike any of the bones of the body, it is more often recognized earlier when the bones at the top of the head (calvarium) and/or the mandibles are involved.
Because of its rarity, the disorder often goes unrecognized. As a result of that, coupled with a lack of agreement on how best to treat Gorham's disease once it is recognized, treatment may often be delayed. The cause of Gorham's disease is unknown.
Organizations related to Gorham's Disease
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