Polyostotic hyperostosis in a domestic shorthair cat. Academic Article uri icon


  • An 11-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was presented for investigation of weight loss and inappetence. On physical examination there was palpable enlargement and thickening of many bones, and this finding was confirmed radiographically. PROPOSED DIAGNOSIS: Based on clinical, radiological and histopathological findings, a polyostotic bone disease, best described as generalised idiopathic hyperostosis, was diagnosed. This condition has not been reported in cats previously. Canine and human diseases with similarities to this presentation are discussed.

published proceedings

  • J Feline Med Surg

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Fawcett, A., Malik, R., Rolfe Howlett, C., McDonald, M. M., Culvenor, J., Pool, R., & Allan, G. S.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Fawcett, Anne||Malik, Richard||Rolfe Howlett, C||McDonald, Michelle M||Culvenor, John||Pool, Roy||Allan, Graeme S

publication date

  • May 2014