Paget disease: scapula

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Shortness of breath and chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Female

Admission film


Subsequent admission with further exacerbation of COPD.

Another admission with an exacerbation of COPD.


Admission film

Normal cardiomediastinal contours. Normal lungs and pleural spaces. Thickening of the glenoid cortex.


Admission film

Normal mediastinum and lungs. Expansion and cortical thickening of the right scapula.

Case Discussion

These three radiographs over a period of a year demonstrate progressive increase in the density and size of the right scapula. Bone scan confirmed that is was isolated to the one bone: mono-ostotic Paget's disease.

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Case information

rID: 14830
Published: 30th Aug 2011
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
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