Roentgenological signs in the skeleton of uremic children
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- Mehls, O., Ritz, E., Krempien, B. et al. Pediatr Radiol (1973) 1: 183. doi:10.1007/BF00974065
The roentgenological signs encountered in the skeleton of uremic children, some treated by hemodialysis and others untreated, are described and related to histological studies. There is a discrepancy in behaviour between cortical and cancellous bone. Under the influence of parathormone cortical bone is eroded from the periosteal, endosteal and Haversian system surfaces. In contrast, cancellous bone is dense (osteosclerosis). The epiphyseal growth plate is narrow in end-stage renal failure; the histological equivalent of the radiolucent area in the growing zone is primary spongiosa consisting of undermineralised woven bone devoid of chondroid.