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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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Biceps tenodesis. A 58 year old female with history of rotator cuff and labral tear. AP radiograph of right shoulder shows a focal lucent lesion (arrow) in the proximal humeral shaft from a biceps tenodesis. Suture anchor on the humeral head is also noted from rotator cuff surgery
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Figure 14: Biceps tenodesis. A 58 year old female with history of rotator cuff and labral tear. AP radiograph of right shoulder shows a focal lucent lesion (arrow) in the proximal humeral shaft from a biceps tenodesis. Suture anchor on the humeral head is also noted from rotator cuff surgery

Mentions: In biceps tenodesis, the intra-articular portion of the long head of the biceps tendon is cut and the proximal portion of the tendon is reattached to the proximal humeral diaphysis.[26] The site of attachment can mimic a radiolucent lesion with a sclerotic border [Figure 14]. This classic location along the proximal humerus should raise suspicion for this tumor mimicker, which can be confirmed by reviewing patients’ surgical notes.


Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

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

Biceps tenodesis. A 58 year old female with history of rotator cuff and labral tear. AP radiograph of right shoulder shows a focal lucent lesion (arrow) in the proximal humeral shaft from a biceps tenodesis. Suture anchor on the humeral head is also noted from rotator cuff surgery
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Figure 14: Biceps tenodesis. A 58 year old female with history of rotator cuff and labral tear. AP radiograph of right shoulder shows a focal lucent lesion (arrow) in the proximal humeral shaft from a biceps tenodesis. Suture anchor on the humeral head is also noted from rotator cuff surgery
Mentions: In biceps tenodesis, the intra-articular portion of the long head of the biceps tendon is cut and the proximal portion of the tendon is reattached to the proximal humeral diaphysis.[26] The site of attachment can mimic a radiolucent lesion with a sclerotic border [Figure 14]. This classic location along the proximal humerus should raise suspicion for this tumor mimicker, which can be confirmed by reviewing patients’ surgical notes.

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.


Related in: MedlinePlus