Multilayered periosteal reaction

Multilayered periosteal reaction, also known as a lamellated or onion skin periosteal reaction, demonstrates multiple concentric parallel layers of new bone adjacent to the cortex, reminiscent of the layers on an onion. The layers are thought to be the result of periods of variable growth 2.


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rID: 1697
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Onion skin periosteal reaction
  • Lamellated periosteal reaction

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    Figure 1: photograph - onion
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    Case 1: Ewing sarcoma with onion skin
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    Case 2: Langerhan's cell histiocystosis
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    Case 3: Langerhans cell histiocytosis
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    Case 4: prostate cancer metastasis
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