Paget's diseasePag·et's disease
- a disease that deforms and weakens bones, in which rapid decalcification is followed by excessive calcification
- a type of cancer usually involving the breast's larger ducts, areola, and nipple
Origin of Paget's diseaseboth after Paget
or Pag·et disease
- A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation. Also called Paget's disease of bone .
- A rare form of breast cancer involving the areola and nipple and usually associated with underlying ductal carcinoma. Also called Paget's disease of the breast . Also called Paget's disease of the nipple .
Origin of Paget's diseaseAfterSir James Paget
- (pathology) The bone disease osteitis deformans.
Named after British surgeon James Paget (1814-1899) who was the first to describe this disease.