Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 October 2016, last major update August 2013

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PubMed Search: Bone necrosis[title]
Cite this page: Necrosis. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dead bone stains deeper blue than normal bone, no lacunar cells, margins of bone are ragged
  • May have osteoclasts on bone margins