Introduction: Paget's disease of bone


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Paget's disease of bone: Paget's disease of bone is a chronic bone disease. For the similarly named disease of the breast, see Paget's disease of breast.

Paget's disease of bone: Paget's disease of bone is a chronic (long-term) disorder that typically results in enlarged and deformed bones. Excessive bone breakdown and formation cause thick and fragile bone. As a result, bone pain, arthritis, noticeable deformities, and fractures can occur. The disease can affect any bone of the body, but is often found in the spine. The blood supply that feeds healthy nerve tissue may be diverted to the area of involved bone. Also, structural deformities of the involved vertebrae can cause narrowing of the spinal canal, producing a variety of neurological symptoms. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS

Last revision: June 5, 2003

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