A 31-year-old member asked:
What is spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What is dysplasia?
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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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Last updated Aug 1, 2012
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