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osteomalacic pelvis
medical dictionary

A pelvic deformity in osteomalacia; the pressure of the trunk on the sacrum and lateral pressure of the femoral heads produce a pelvic aperture that is three-cornered or has the shape of a heart or cloverleaf, while the pubic bone becomes beak-shaped.

Synonyms: beaked pelvis, rostrate pelvis.

(05 Mar 2000)

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