Generalized increased bone density in adults

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 26 Sep 2021

The causes of generalized increase in bone density in adult patients, also known as generalized or diffuse osteosclerosis, can be divided according to broad categories: 

 

 

There are several mnemonics for dense bones.

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: brown tumors with renal osteodystrophy
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  • Case 2: diffuse bone metastases - prostate
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  • Case 3: renal osteodystrophy
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  • Case 4: breast cancer metastasis
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  • Case 5: prostatic carcinoma - osteoblastic metastases
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  • Case 6: systemic mastocytosis
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  • Case 7: Paget disease
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