Lucent transverse metaphyseal lines (mnemonic)

Last revised by Dr Dijendra Nath Biswas on 15 May 2022

The differential diagnosis for lucent transverse metaphyseal lines or bands may be recalled using various mnemonics:

  • CAMEL
  • LINING

Mnemonics

CAMEL
LINING
  • L: leukemia, lymphoma
  • I: infection (e.g. STORCH)
  • N: normal variation
  • I: illness (systemic, such as rickets and scurvy)
  • N: neuroblastoma (metastatic)
  • G: growth arrest lines

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