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Benign Bone Island
An X-ray report (of my ankle) said, " incidental benign bone island in the talus" what does this mean?
Bone island: Basically just means some extra bone usually only a problem if it is interfering with a joint. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I have pain that occurs daily when I walk in my right leg just below my knee. X-ray showed a bone island and I have had benign tumour in same leg..
Pain in leg? Causes?: There can be many causes for pain in the leg. It could come from the bones, muscles or the nerves. Only a careful exam by your doctor and an X-ray can help you to determine the cause. The doctors you have seen so far can monitor you and treat you with some pain medication as long as there is no serious defect in your bones of lower right leg. Paracetamol (Tylenol) is a good all purpose pain medicin ...Read more
Is there anything that will relieve the pain in my hip and leg? My x-ray shows a 1 cm bone island in the right ileum.
Need to Know More: While the X-Ray was helpful not showing arthritis or a fracture, Bone Islands usually do not hurt. More information is needed to guide the evaluation. Where is the pain, is it always there, what does it feel like? An X-Ray was only a start you probably need more evaluation. Even just giving a doctor more information will help. At first glance sounds like sciatica, but can't tell for sure. ...Read more
What treatment do I need for a sclerotic lesion at the neck of the fibula due to a bone island I have pain is there a treatment for it plz?
Work up?: An MRI can determine if a lesion in bone is an active process. Many times, sclerotic lesions in bones, or bone islands, are innocuous, and cause no problems. If there is pain associated with the lesion, then it may signal a more serious problem. Seek care or additional workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sclerotic bone island in my tibia that is unchanged from last year, I was never told about this. Is this worrisome? MRI report didn't mention
Please get an appointment to see the doctor who saw you 2 years ago!
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Experiencing back/shoulder pain. X-ray found sclerotic nodule on the humoral head likely a bone island. What does that mean and what can be done?
Nothing need B done.: Benign ; common finding in long bones. ...Read more
2.2x0.5 sclerotic lesion at the neck of the fibula probably due to a bone island of doubtful clinical significance of the knee. Plz explaine meaning?
Benign: Means noncancerous. A bone island is an area of particularly dense bone with no malignant potential. They are usually found incidentally on x-rays and don't cause symptoms. ...Read more
What can make a bone island or bone lesion appear in xray of knee? I'm worried. Dr said they werent. 2 come back in 6 months to check it. I never went
If concern followup: Bone island is circumscribed usually ovoid area of dense normal bone that does not progress and is symptom free. If radiologist not sure of diagnosis but believes probably benign, follow up X-ray used to assess stability or progression. ...Read more
Went to an orthopedic specialist to get my back and hip pain evaluated. the x-rays showed a small bone island. what does that mean? Is it serious?
Trauma L ft 1 mo ago. RICE, hard shoe for tx. XR now shows bone island second metatarsal which is where pain/swelling persist. Plz explain and advise.
I have illiac lesion -bone island on l hip. I am in a lot of pain and have trouble walking. What type of dr should I be seeing? (i was w a general md)
PCP can evaluate: A bone island is often an "incidental" finding on an x-ray, and after obtaining a proper history of the location and nature of your pain and an adequate physical exam, an MRI or bone scan can be ordered first to determine the source and cause of the pain. You may want to see a physiatrist or orthopedic surgeon then depending on what is causing your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?
It is difficult to know the significance of the report you describe without more history.
A bone island is a small benign sclerotic focus in the bone, but you also mention low density areas in the clavicles, scapula and humeri.
Be sure to follow up with your referring physician about the significance of these findings.
I hope this helps. ...Read more
I am a porstate cancer survivor with no PSA. Recent CTscan indicated a 1.2 cm sclerotic lesion on the L2 vertebrae, noted as bone island. Any concern?
Bone island: Has your urologist seen this CT report? If he gets concerned, then you should, too. ...Read more
Hi, What is a T1 and T2 hypo intense focus in the L1 verterbral body? It also mention that a bone island Ct can be done if ongoing but it is thought to be an incidental finding?
Benign findings: The "...T1 & T2...focus" is mostly a benign area of dense bone. A CAT scan to confirm can be done but is not essential. ...Read more