The histology of metabolic bone disease

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Patients with metabolic bone disease are usually cared for by endocrinologists. Pathologists may examine specimens if fragility fractures occur or if a bone biopsy is required. Some metabolic bone diseases have distinctive histologic features such as tunneling resorption in hyperparathyroidism, wide osteoid seams in osteomalacia, and bone marrow edema in transient osteoporosis. The histologic changes must always be correlated with clinical and radiographic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-383
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • histomorphometry
  • osteomalacia
  • tunneling resorption
  • undecalcified

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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