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Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

Mhuircheartaigh JN, Lin YC, Wu JS - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Bottom Line: These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes.It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup.Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

ABSTRACT
Focal lesions in bone are very common and many of these lesions are not bone tumors. These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes. Many of these tumor mimickers can be left alone, while others can be due to a significant disease process. It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup. Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

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Ward's triangle. A 67 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Anteroposterior (AP) radiograph of the hip demonstrates a triangular radiolucency (arrows) in the femoral neck (B) The coronal CT image shows a paucity of trabecular lines in the femoral neck (arrows)
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Figure 3: Ward's triangle. A 67 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Anteroposterior (AP) radiograph of the hip demonstrates a triangular radiolucency (arrows) in the femoral neck (B) The coronal CT image shows a paucity of trabecular lines in the femoral neck (arrows)

Mentions: A focal area of increased lucency is often seen in the femoral neck at the junction of the compressive and tensile trabeculae [Figure 3]. As with the humeral pseudocyst, this radiolucency can become less apparent if the patient is osteoporotic due to attenuation of the adjacent trabeculae.[78]


Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

Mhuircheartaigh JN, Lin YC, Wu JS - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Ward's triangle. A 67 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Anteroposterior (AP) radiograph of the hip demonstrates a triangular radiolucency (arrows) in the femoral neck (B) The coronal CT image shows a paucity of trabecular lines in the femoral neck (arrows)
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Figure 3: Ward's triangle. A 67 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Anteroposterior (AP) radiograph of the hip demonstrates a triangular radiolucency (arrows) in the femoral neck (B) The coronal CT image shows a paucity of trabecular lines in the femoral neck (arrows)
Mentions: A focal area of increased lucency is often seen in the femoral neck at the junction of the compressive and tensile trabeculae [Figure 3]. As with the humeral pseudocyst, this radiolucency can become less apparent if the patient is osteoporotic due to attenuation of the adjacent trabeculae.[78]

Bottom Line: These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes.It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup.Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

ABSTRACT
Focal lesions in bone are very common and many of these lesions are not bone tumors. These bone tumor mimickers can include numerous normal anatomic variants and non-neoplastic processes. Many of these tumor mimickers can be left alone, while others can be due to a significant disease process. It is important for the radiologist and clinician to be aware of these bone tumor mimickers and understand the characteristic features which allow discrimination between them and true neoplasms in order to avoid unnecessary additional workup. Knowing which lesions to leave alone or which ones require workup can prevent misdiagnosis and reduce patient anxiety.

No MeSH data available.


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