Paget disease: MRI findings

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Incidental finding at MRI of lumbar spine for low back pain

Patient Data

Age: 80
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: 15th Apr 2016
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