Van Buchem disease type 2, autosomal dominant (VBCH2)

(OMIM #607636)

Van Buchem disease type 2, autosomal dominant, is sclerosing bone dysplasia, that  can be caused by mutation in the Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein-5 (LRP5) gene (see also VBD).


LRP5 gene, 11q13.2 (OMIM gene/locus number *603506)


Increased bone density, mostly asymptomatic, associated with osteosclerosis of the skull, increased calvarial thickness, enlarged and squared jaw (decreased gonial angle), enlarged mandible, cranial nerve compression, sensorineural hearing loss (otopharyngeal exostosis), and thickened cortices of long bones.

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