Paget disease of the skull

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

CCT prescribed for severe headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
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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