Paget disease

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Incidental finding at MRI lumbar spine for low back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Markedly expanded left ilium with a bizarre signal intensity pattern


Anterior radiograph of pelvis confirms suspicion of Paget disease in left ilium and right upper femur i.e. expansion of bone with sclerosis and coarsening of trabecular pattern.

Case Discussion

The case demonstrates how plain radiographs can be of value in case of "bizzare" looking MRI skeletal findings. 

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Case information

rID: 16811
Published: 22nd Feb 2012
Last edited: 11th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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