banana fracture

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banana fracture

Paget's disease of bone image in New Medical Terms

banana fracture of femur in Paget’s disease of bone


A descriptive term for a cortical insufficiency fracture occurring in long bones–especially of the femur, but also of the tibia–affected by Paget’s disease. The name refers to the occurrence of these fractures along the tensile (convex) surface of the weakened and often bowed pagetoid bone, that the authors who first described this finding fancifully likened to the skin of a banana which breaks if snapped open. These fractures typically occur along the lateral cortex of the proximal femur, in contrast to conventional stress fractures, which usually occur along the compressive (concave) surface. 

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banana fracture image from New Medical Terms

banana fracture by analogy


A descriptive term for a “fracture” of penile erectile tissue that occurs when the erect penis sustains an injury to the tunica albuginea due to deliberate or accidental bending or folding of Mini-Me, resulting in membrane tears–indicated by a popping sound, often excruciating pain and extravasation of blood from the corpora cavernosa into surrounding tissues, oedema and bruising.

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