Osteochondroma malignant transformation (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic for listing the radiological and clinical features suggestive of osteochondroma malignant (sarcomatous) transformation is 1

  • GLAD PAST

Mnemonic

  • growth after skeletal maturity
  • lucency (new)
  • additional scintigraphic activity
  • destruction (cortical)
  • pain after puberty
  • and
  • soft tissue mass
  • thickened cartilage cap greater than 1.5 cm
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rID: 37940
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • GLAD PAST
  • GLADPAST
  • Mnemonic for osteochondroma malignant transformation

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