Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Osteolysis

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_4279-2

Definition

A bone disease originating from various etiologies (tumor, infection, trauma) characterized by focal or multifocal bone destruction associated with an excessive osteoclast activity.

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Keywords

Cancer Research Bone Disease Zoledronic Acid Bone Destruction Osteoclast Activity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany