Lytic rib lesion (mnemonic)

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Mnemonics for lytic/lucent rib lesions include:

  • FAME
  • FEMALE

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

Mnemonics

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

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Article Information

rID: 12219
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • FAME
  • Cystic rib lesion (mnemonic)

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    Case 4: enchondroma
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