n SA Journal of Radiology - Pycnodysostosis with the focus on clinical and radiographic findings - : case report

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Pycnodyostosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that manifests as generalised osteosclerosis of the skeleton as a result of decreased bone turnover. Patients tend to suffer from numerous fractures owing to dense, abnormally brittle bones. The syndrome has a number of characteristic clinical and radiographic signs that differentiate it from other osteosclerotic conditions. This report is of a young man with a history of long bone fractures.

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