Epiphyseal lesions (differential)

Epiphyseal lesions comprise tumors and other pathologies that occur around the epiphysis and any epiphyseal equivalent bone.

Differential diagnosis

Common differential diagnoses include the following 2-4:

See also

The more common of the above entities may be recalled with a mnemonic: epiphyseal lesions (mnemonic).

Bone tumours

The differential diagnosis for bone tumors is dependent on the age of the patient, with a very different set of differentials for the pediatric patient.

Article information

rID: 6536
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Osseous lesions preferentially involving the epiphysis
  • Epiphyseal tumours
  • Epiphyseal tumours and tumourlike lesions

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: giant cell tumor
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  • Case 2: chondroblastoma of distal femur
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  • Case 3: geode
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    Case 4: osteomyelitis
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