It is a result of disorganized new cortical bone formation after excessive osteoclastic activity causes the resorption of normal bone.
At radiography, this results in increased opacity of the cortex on all sides of the vertebral body.
rugger jersey spine
- the characteristic sclerosis is seen only at the superior and inferior vertebral endplates
- 1. Terry R. Yochum, Lindsay J. Rowe. Yochum and Rowe's Essentials of skeletal radiology. Philadelphia, Pa. : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2005. ISBN:0781739462. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
- 2. Dell'Atti C, Cassar-Pullicino VN, Lalam RK, Tins BJ, Tyrrell PN. The spine in Paget's disease. (2007) Skeletal radiology. 36 (7): 609-26. doi:10.1007/s00256-006-0270-6 - Pubmed