Leave alone lesions - skeletal

Skeletal leave alone lesions, also called “do not touch” lesions, are so characteristic radiographically, that further diagnostic tests such as a biopsy are unnecessary and can be frankly misleading and lead to additional unnecessary surgery. Thus a radiologic diagnosis should be made without a list of differential possibilities.

These lesions can be classified into three categories: 

Post-traumatic lesions
Normal variants
Lesions that are real but obviously benign

Article information

rID: 23003
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Leave me alone lesions
  • “Don’t touch” lesions
  • “Don’t touch” lesion
  • Skeletal leave me alone lesions
  • Do not touch bony lesions

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