Bone within a bone appearance

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Bone within a bone is a descriptive term applied to bones that appear to have another bone within them. There are numerous causes including:


GHOST DRAGON

Growth arrest lines

Heavy metal/Hypoparathryoid/Hypothyroid

Osteopetrosis

Sickle/Scurvy/Syphilis

Thalassamia/TB


Disease of Caffey/Hypervitaminosis D

Rickets/Radiation therapy

Acromegaly

Gauchers

Oxalosis

Normal (Thoracic/Lumbar vertebrae in infants)

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rID: 8377
Sections: Signs, Gamuts, Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bone in bone appearance
  • Bone within a bone sign
  • Bone within bone
  • Bone in bone

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