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Single layer periosteal reaction

Single layer (or lamellar) periosteal reaction is a uniformly dense, single thin layer of new bone about 1-2 mm from the cortical surface. It usually denotes a acute or subacute pathological process. Passive hyperemia causes increased osteoblastic activity and production of new bone.


It has been associated with:

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Article information

rID: 2049
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Single lamellar periosteal reaction

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: types of periosteal reactions
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