Coarse trabecular pattern in bone (mnemonic)

Last revised by Owen Kang on 26 Apr 2020

A mnemonic to remember differentials causing a coarse trabecular pattern in the bone



  • P: Paget disease (bone)
  • H: Hemoglobinopathies (i.e thalassemia), hyperparathyroidism
  • R: Rickets
  • O: Osteoporosis, osteomalacia
  • G: Gaucher's disease


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