Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 6 - Bones and Skeletal Tissues - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 197: 7

Answer

Egil the Viking had Paget's disease which is a chronic condition of the bone characterized by disorder of the normal bone's remodeling process. Paget's disease results in irregular thickening of bone tissue and often affects the skull and spine, causing pain and deformity. Paget's disease affects older skeletal bones of adults.

Work Step by Step

This skull from a Pagent's disease patient just shows the thinking in the skull and the this also answers the extensive remodeling of the fingers and his spinal cord issues.
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