Lucent transverse metaphyseal lines (mnemonic)

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Owen Kang et al.

Useful mnemonics to remember the causes of lucent transverse metaphyseal lines include:



  • C: congenital infection (e.g. TORCHS)
  • A: anatomical variation
  • M: metastatic neuroblastoma
  • E: earlier systemic illness (rickets, scurvy)
  • L: leukemia, lymphoma
  • L: leukemia, lymphoma
  • I: infection (e.g. TORCHS)
  • N: normal variation
  • I: illness (systemic, such as rickets and scurvy)
  • N: neuroblastoma (metastatic)
  • G: growth arrest lines
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rID: 65973
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • LINING (mnemonic)
  • CAMEL (mnemonic)

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