Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis. Definition

Medical Definition: Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis

Necrosis (death) of bone tissue as a result of bisphosphonate therapy (drug or substance used to treat osteoporosis, bone pain caused by some types of cancer and the high concentration of calcium in the blood). Usually occurs in the bones of the jaw. In the area of ??necrosis may be pain, swelling and infection. Also called BON.

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