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Lucent/lytic rib lesion (mnemonic)

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 01 Feb 2021

Mnemonics for lucent/lytic rib lesions include:

  • FAME
  • FEMALES

These are just short lists for the possible causes of a lucent/lytic rib lesion. The list of lucent/lytic bone lesions is far longer. 

Mnemonics

FAME
​FEMALES
  • F: fibrous dysplasia
  • E: enchondroma
  • M: metastasis to bone/multiple myeloma
  • A: aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC)
  • L: lymphoma
  • E: eosinophilic granuloma
  • S: sarcoma

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: fibrous dysplasia
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  •  Case 2: enchondroma
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  • Case 3: metastases
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  • Case 4: enchondroma
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  • Case 5: Ewing sarcoma of the rib
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