It is possible that the main title of the report Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- hereditary multiple exostoses
- multiple osteochondromas
- diaphyseal aclasis
- external chondromatosis syndrome
- multiple cartilaginous exostoses
- multiple exostoses
- multiple exostoses syndrome
- multiple osteochondromatosis
Hereditary multiple osteochondromas (HMO) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple benign (noncancerous) bone tumors that are covered by cartilage (osteochondromas), often on the growing end (metaphysis) of the long bones of the legs, arms, and digits. These osteochondromas usually continue to grow until shortly after puberty and may lead to bone deformities, skeletal abnormalities, short stature, nerve compression and reduced range of motion. Hereditary multiple osteochondromas is inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic condition and is associated with abnormalities (mutations) in the EXT1or EXT2 gene.
Hereditary multiple osteochondromas was formerly called hereditary multiple exostoses.
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