The diaphysis is the main or midsection (shaft) of a long bone. It is made up of cortical bone and usually contains bone marrow and adipose tissue (fat).
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It is a middle tubular part composed of compact bone which surrounds a central marrow cavity which contains red or yellow marrow. In diaphysis, primary ossification occurs.
Ewing sarcoma tends to occur at the diaphysis.
- ^ OED 2nd edition, 1989.
- ^ Entry "diaphysis" in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
- ^ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Cuccurullo