Sodium fluoride treatment of osteoporosis: Radiologic findings

G. Y. El-Khoury, T. E. Moore, J. P. Albright, H. K. Huang, R. K. Martin

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Ten patients with osteoporosis were studied before and after treatment with fluoride. All 10 were white and nine were women. The patients developed skeletal changes resembling fluoride intoxication. This included pronounced bone density with increased number and thickness of trabeculae, cortical thickening, and partial obliteration of the medullary space. The use of fluoride in treating demineralizing bone diseases is spreading and radiologists should be alert to its effect on the skeleton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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