Bone densitometry of osteopetrosis in an adolescent girl

J. M. Joyce, H. H. Malluche, J. S. Coon, U. Y. Ryo

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A 15-year-old girl with congenital osteopetrosis underwent evaluation of her metabolic bone disease before pharmacologic treatment. The patient had previously sustained multiple fractures, including bilateral femurs and the L-3 pedicle. Radiographs demonstrated the classic changes of osteopetrosis with symmetric generalized increased bone density. Dual photon densitometry of the spine and femur revealed significantly elevated bone mineral density with measurements approximately 12 SD above the mean of normal 15-year-old girls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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