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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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Humeral head pseudolesion. A 30 year old male with right shoulder pain. (A) Internal rotation view of right shoulder shows a lucent pseudolesion with a pseudosclerotic border (arrows) (B) This pseudolesion disappears on the external rotation view
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Figure 24: Humeral head pseudolesion. A 30 year old male with right shoulder pain. (A) Internal rotation view of right shoulder shows a lucent pseudolesion with a pseudosclerotic border (arrows) (B) This pseudolesion disappears on the external rotation view

Mentions: On internal rotation radiographs of the shoulder, a pseudolesion with a sclerotic border and radiolucent center can appear in the humeral head [Figure 24]. A sharp sclerotic border is seen at the humeral neck as the diameter of the bone changes abruptly. The pseudolesion should not be seen on the external rotation or other views and should not be mistaken for an osteolytic lesion.


Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

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

Humeral head pseudolesion. A 30 year old male with right shoulder pain. (A) Internal rotation view of right shoulder shows a lucent pseudolesion with a pseudosclerotic border (arrows) (B) This pseudolesion disappears on the external rotation view
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Figure 24: Humeral head pseudolesion. A 30 year old male with right shoulder pain. (A) Internal rotation view of right shoulder shows a lucent pseudolesion with a pseudosclerotic border (arrows) (B) This pseudolesion disappears on the external rotation view
Mentions: On internal rotation radiographs of the shoulder, a pseudolesion with a sclerotic border and radiolucent center can appear in the humeral head [Figure 24]. A sharp sclerotic border is seen at the humeral neck as the diameter of the bone changes abruptly. The pseudolesion should not be seen on the external rotation or other views and should not be mistaken for an osteolytic lesion.

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