Osteopetrosis (primary)

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

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Bone pain

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is a diffuse accentuation of bones radio-opacity, without associated bone malformations, which is highly suggestive of osteopetrosis. Particularly in the lumbar spine, one could argue that there is a bone within bone appearance, albeit at an advanced stage.

Modality: CT

NECT shows diffuse calvarial bone thickening, in this patient known for osteopetrosis.

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Case Information

rID: 22664
Case created: 14th Apr 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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