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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Hereditary multiple osteochondromas


Other Names for this Disease
  • HMO
  • Hereditary multiple exostoses
  • Hereditary multiple exostosis
  • Multiple exostoses
  • Bessel-Hagen disease
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Your Questions Answered


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  • Is there information available about the risk of cancer in people with hereditary multiple exostosis? I would like to know what testing etc is required if this is suspected. Click here for answer

  • I have hereditary multiple osteochondromas. My granddaughter has been having swelling of her joints with pain in her hands. I am suspicious that this may be a manifestation of my disease. I had always been under the impression that my children did not have this disease. My father was the one who passed the disease on to my sister and I. I would like to find someone that would like to help me follow up on this and to find out if this could be present in my daughter or grandchildren. Click here for answer

  • I have multiple osteochondromas and experience severe pain in both of my legs. I have had surgery on my left leg, but still have pain in that leg. What can I do to solve this problem? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • HMO
  • Hereditary multiple exostoses
  • Hereditary multiple exostosis
  • Multiple exostoses
  • Bessel-Hagen disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.