Mnemonics for multiple lucent/lytic bones lesions include:
The list of lucent/lytic bone lesions is huge. However, where there are multiple lesions, the potential list of differentials is considerably shorter and FFEMHI, while not exhaustive, is a good place to start.
- F: fibrous dysplasia
- E: eosinophilic granuloma
- E: enchondroma
- M: metastatic disease and myeloma
- H: hyperparathyroidism (brown tumours)
- I: infection