Unusual radiological features in Paget's disease of bone

Timothy E. Moore, Mary H. Kathol, Georges Y. El-Khoury, Craig W. Walker, Peter W. Gendall, Camelia G. Whitten

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The radiological diagnosis of Paget's disease of bone is usually straightforward because most cases conform to well-established classic descriptions. Diagnosis becomes more difficult, however, when radiological appearances are not typical or other disease processes mask or alter the behavior of Paget's disease. Examples are presented to illustrate four categories of unusual radiological presentation of Paget's disease: (1) unusual disease progression, (2) massive post-immobilization lysis, (3) metastatic spread to pagetic bone, and (4) vertebral end-plate destruction that mimics infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1994



  • Bone metastasis
  • Osteitis deformans
  • Paget's disease of bone
  • Radiology
  • Uncommon
  • Unusual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Moore, T. E., Kathol, M. H., El-Khoury, G. Y., Walker, C. W., Gendall, P. W., & Whitten, C. G. (1994). Unusual radiological features in Paget's disease of bone. Skeletal Radiology, 23(4), 257-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02412358