Paget disease of the skull

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


CCT prescribed for severe headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Thickened  sclerotic bone, especially at the skull base and large areas of radiolucencies with deformity of the skull vault on the right.

Case Discussion

Paget’s disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder characterised by excessive abnormal bone remodelling. 

In the skull, both inner and outer calvarial tables are involved. osteolysis is frequently seen as well-defined, often large areas of radiolucency most commonly affecting the frontal and occipital bones which referred to as osteoporosis circumscripta.

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Case Information

rID: 23807
Case created: 9th Jul 2013
Last edited: 24th Mar 2017
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