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What are the differences between bone marrow edema and avascular necrosis?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Bone marrow: edema is a nonspecific finding which can be seen with almost any pathologic process involving bone. Avascular necrosis is a specific pathologic process relating to bone infarction due to vascular compromise. Marrow edema can be seen with avascular necrosis.
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