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What is spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
SED is a term…: …describing a group of disorders involving abnormal growth (dysplasia) of the spine (spondylo) & of the growing ends of bones (epiphyseal). It results in disproportionately short trunk & many other abnormalities. The following website covers the topic very thoroughly: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1260836-overview.

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What is dysplasia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Meaning varies: This word, a favorite of dr. Papanicolaou who discovered the pap smear test, means abnormal growth. Most often, it means cells that look abnormal, as if they may give rise to a cancer but have not done so yet. If used in reference to a birth defect, it's a malformation often of bone, kidney, or an artery.

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