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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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CASANOVA MOROTE, Carlos; ALVAREZ LOPEZ, Alejandro  and  GARCIA LORENZO, Yenima. Femoral head osteonecrosis: Etiopathogeny. AMC [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.1. ISSN 1025-0255.

A bibliographical revision and updating on the pathogeny and etiology of the osteonecrosis of the femoral head was carried out. In the pathogeny was deepened into the natural history of the illness with the different theories responsible for the ischemic episodes as theory of the bony heart attack, fatty embolism, accumulation of the stress cells and of the progressive ischemia. Regarding to the etiology, traumatic and non traumatic causes were undertaken, in which the use of corticosteroids, alcohol intake, transplanted patients, thrombophilia and hypofibrinolysis, Caison´s and Gaucher´s disease was included.

Keywords : FEMUR HEAD NECROSIS [etiology]; FEMUR HEAD NECROSIS [pathology].

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