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Haferkamp's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Gorham's variant

Synonyms

Malignant hemangiomatosis-osteolysis.

Related people

A syndrome characterized by an association of generalized hemangiomatosis and osteolysis that does not cause complete disappearance of the bones.

Description

A syndrome characterized by an association of generalized hemangiomatosis and osteolysis that does not cause complete disappearance of the bones. It is a variant of Gorham's syndrome. Aetiology unknown.

Gorham's syndrome is a very rare syndrome marked by the gradual and often complete circumscribed spontaneous resorption of bone tissue or a group of bones.

Bibliography

  • O. Haferkamp:
    Über das Syndrom: Generalisierte maligne Hämangiomatosis mit Osteolysis.
    Zeitschrift für Krebsforschung, Berlin, September 1961, 64 (5): 418-426.
  • Sergio I. Magalini, Sabina C. Magalini, Giovanni de Francisi:
    Dictionary of Medical Syndromes. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1990.
  • Stanley Jablonski:
    Jablonski’s Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic diseases.
    Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.

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