Metaphyseal flaring

Metaphyseal flaring is a radiological sign seen in long bones referring to narrowing of the diaphysis and widening of the metaphysis. It is also known as metaphyseal cupping and Erlenmeyer flask deformity.

It can be seen in various disorders such as:

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Article information

rID: 40351
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Flaring of metaphyses

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    Case 1: achondroplasia
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    Case 2: familial hypophosphatemic rickets
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    Case 3: Ollier disease
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