50% Discount Ends Today! Radiopaedia's Cervical Spine X-ray Interpretation Course REGISTER NOW

Lucent transverse metaphyseal lines (mnemonic)

Dr Francis Deng and Dr Owen Kang et al.

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

See also

Article information

rID: 65973
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Radiolucent metaphyseal bands
  • LINING (mnemonic)
  • CAMEL (mnemonic)

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.