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Exostosis

Exostoses are defined as benign growths of bone extending outwards from the surface of a bone. It can occur in any bone and be triggered by a number of factors. There are a number of examples of exostoses that occur due to local irritant stimuli:

Where exostoses are capped with cartillage, they are termed osteochondromas, which can be solitary or multiple, sessile or pedunculated:


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