This benign, autosomal disease is a bone condition which manifests as bone islands. These bone islands are usually born radiographically and can be seen near the joints as well as the pelvic area of the patient. This condition can also affect the skull, spine and other areas of the body. These bone islands usually develop during childhood.
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS DIAGNOSED?
It is usually detected as an incidental finding in X-rays taken for other conditions. There are multiple small (2–10 mm) well circumscribed round or oval areas of increased bone density widely distributed in periarticular areas.4 The distribution is symmetrical. Although osteopoikilosis may have the appearance of sclerotic metastatic disease to the bone on plain films and CT, the lesions are classically inactive on scintigraphy.
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS TREATED?
No treatment is required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Osteopoikilosis is also known as spotted bone disease.