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Medicina, Vol.44 No.3-4 December 2008. -

Osteoporosis is systemic skeletal disease characterised by reduction of bone mass as well as disruption of internal architecture of the osseous tissue which leads to increased bone fragility and tendency for fracture. According to WHO the primary diagnostic criteria for osteoporosis is BMD more than 2,5 SD below normal values of bone mass referral for certain age, measured on lumbar spine and femoral bone. Over 250.000 women are diagnosed with osteoporosis in Croatia. According to guidance for osteoporosis diagnosis, prevention and treatment, except for bone densitometry, X-rays of thoraco-lumbar spine and biochemical markers of bone remodeling, bone biopsy and histomorphometry are suggested. The aim of this paper is to describe bone biopsy and histomorphometry as a valuable method for diagnostics and follow up in metabolic bone diseases and osteoporosis.

bone biopsy; histomorphometry; metabolic bone disease; osteoporosis



Author: Sanja Zoričić Cvek - ; Department of anatomy, School of medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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