Radiology and Imaging Corner: Paget’s Disease of the Spine and Secondary Osteosarcoma

HSS Journal

Bernard Ghelman, MD
Gregory R. Saboeiro, MD
Carolyn M. Sofka, MD
Carolyn M. Sofka, MD

Associate Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Gina Ciavarra, MD
Department of Radiology and Imaging
Hospital for Special Surgery

This is a case of a 72-year-old male with a known history of Paget's disease with worsening back pain. Images from computed tomographic (CT) myelography performed 4 years prior to recent presentation demonstrate the characteristic appearance of Paget's disease of the spine with diffuse coarsened, thickened trabeculae and enlargement of the bone resulting in central canal stenosis. Selected images of the T12 vertebral body also demonstrate the characteristic appearance of Paget's disease to a slightly lesser degree than the more inferior L1 vertebral body.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 2, Number 2.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


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