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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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External object. A 60 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Frog view of left hip shows a tiny radiolucency (arrow) in proximal femoral shaft, which disappears on (B) AP radiograph of left hip. The radiolucency is caused by a small hole in the side locator tag
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Figure 28: External object. A 60 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Frog view of left hip shows a tiny radiolucency (arrow) in proximal femoral shaft, which disappears on (B) AP radiograph of left hip. The radiolucency is caused by a small hole in the side locator tag

Mentions: External objects lying on a patient's skin can mimic bone lesions [Figure 28]. This commonly occurs in the acute trauma setting when urgent imaging is required and the technique may be suboptimal.


Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.

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

External object. A 60 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Frog view of left hip shows a tiny radiolucency (arrow) in proximal femoral shaft, which disappears on (B) AP radiograph of left hip. The radiolucency is caused by a small hole in the side locator tag
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Figure 28: External object. A 60 year old female with left hip pain. (A) Frog view of left hip shows a tiny radiolucency (arrow) in proximal femoral shaft, which disappears on (B) AP radiograph of left hip. The radiolucency is caused by a small hole in the side locator tag
Mentions: External objects lying on a patient's skin can mimic bone lesions [Figure 28]. This commonly occurs in the acute trauma setting when urgent imaging is required and the technique may be suboptimal.

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