Benign bone lesions are an incidental finding on radiographs that can lead to confusion. Benign lesions can appear radiographically similar to malignant lesions, leading to incorrect recommendations and an increase in morbidity. Reviewing the characteristics of these lesions will assist the radiologist with correctly identifying benign lesions.
Educational Goals / Teaching Points
The goals of this exhibit are to review epidemiology and clinical presentation of bone tumor mimics and discuss the imaging findings on radiographs.
Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
This exhibit will review imaging characteristics of benign bone lesions such as fibrous dysplasia, nonossifying fibroma, myositis ossificans, bone infarction, aneurysmal bone cyst, and simple bone cyst.
After reviewing this educational exhibit, readers will be able to recognize benign lesions, recommend proper follow up, and avoid providing inappropriate recommendations.