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Ribbing's syndrome or disease

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Hereditary, progressive multiple diaphyseal sclerosis. Osteosclerosis and hyperostosis occurring in one family. The syndrome consists of multiple, symmetric increased densities that are confined to the shaft of long bones, usually the tibia and femur. Age of onset in reported cases have been after puberty. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.


  • S. Ribbing:
    Hereditary multiple diaphyseal sclerosis.
    Acta Radiologica, Stockholm, 1949; 31: 522-536.

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