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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Clinical Nuclear Medicine|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging