Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 225--236

Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay


Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh1, Yu-Ching Lin2, Jim S Wu1 
1 Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Yu-Ching Lin
Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5 Fu-Shin Street, Kueishan, Taoyuan - 333, Taiwan

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.


How to cite this article:
Mhuircheartaigh JN, Lin YC, Wu JS. Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2014;24:225-236


How to cite this URL:
Mhuircheartaigh JN, Lin YC, Wu JS. Bone tumor mimickers: A pictorial essay. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];24:225-236
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