Renal osteodystrophy

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam


Chronic renal failure patient on hemodialysis.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male


  • vertebral endplate erosions
  • extensive vascular calcifications
  • soft tissue calcifications
  • rib fractures
  • accelerated costal cartilage calcification
  • coarsened vertebral trabeculae

Case Discussion

CT scan of the chest demonstrates the typical changes of the bone in chronic renal failure or what is known as renal osteodystrophy.

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