Osteosclerosis of spine

  • Secondary to chronic kidney disease – excess accumulation of poorly mineralized osteoid
  • Rarely due to primary hyperparathyroidism – exaggerated osteoblastic response following bone resorption
  • Affects axial skeleton
  • Endplates preferentially involved in vertebral bodies. Dense bones adjacent to endplates with central band of lower normal bone density. This striped pattern is called ‘rugger jersey’ spine
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Wittenberg, Aaron. “The rugger jersey spine sign.” Radiology 230.2 (2004): 491-492.