Definition of osteolysis in English:


Line breaks: oste|oly¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɪˈɒlɪsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • The pathological destruction or disappearance of bone tissue.
    More example sentences
    • Cement has been partially effective, as it acts to seal the bone and prevent osteolysis.
    • At one-year and annual visits, range of motion and x-rays are assessed to check for loosening, stress fractures, or osteolysis.
    • Atraumatic osteolysis of the distal clavicle is an unusual injury that occurs most often in weightlifters.



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  • A computed tomographic scan showed several osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in vertebral bodies and the pelvis, compatible with metastases.
  • Roentgenograms of the lesions showed mainly well-circumscribed lesions, occasionally osteolytic.
  • In addition, multiple small osteolytic lesions were identified at the site of implantation.

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