Moth-eaten appearance

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


A known case of Burkitt lymphoma with routine CT exam.

Patient Data

Age: 1-year-old
Gender: Female

Axial bone window images demonstrate multiple scattered lytic lesions that involve nearly all of the examined bones. They are variable in size and non-expansile.

Axial soft tissue images illustrate multiple enlarged lymph nodes.

Case Discussion

Moth-eaten appearance is a pattern of bone involvement by multiple lytic lesions that is described as permeative bone destruction (permeative process in bone).


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Case information

rID: 48773
Published: 23rd Oct 2016
Last edited: 24th Oct 2016
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