Generalized increased bone density in adults

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

Article information

rID: 12115
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs, refs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffuse bony sclerosis
  • Adult osteosclerosis
  • Osteosclerosis
  • Generalised osteosclerosis
  • Diffuse osteosclerosis
  • Differential diagnosis of generalized increased bone density in adults
  • Generalized increased bone density in adults

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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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