Dripping candle wax sign (melorheostosis)

Last revised by Dr Tee Yu Jin on 09 Aug 2021

Dripping candle wax sign, also known as flowing candle wax appearance, describes the appearance of sclerotic cortical thickening in melorheostosis. The irregular cortical hyperostosis typically occurs on one side of the involved bone and undulates along much like melted wax down a candle.

Pathology

  • overproduction of bone matrix
  • increased angiogenesis

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