Lucent/lytic bone lesion, differential diagnosis (mnemonic)

Mnemonics for the differential diagnosis of lucent/lytic bone lesions include:

  • FEGNOMASHIC
  • FOG MACHINES

They are anagrams of each other and therefore include the same components. They are by no means exhaustive lists, but are a good start for remembering a differential for a lucent/lytic bone lesion and will suffice for >95% of the time 1.

Mnemonics

FEGNOMASHIC
FOG MACHINES

It is of course not an exhaustive list (e.g. intraosseous lipoma is missing).

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rID: 4501
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • FEGNOMASHIC
  • FOG MACHINES
  • Mnemonic for lytic bone lesions
  • FOGMACHINES

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