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What is a bone island?

What is a bone island?

Not tropical island.: A bone island is an incidental finding of an x-ray demonstrating one type of bone, typically cortical, growing inside another type of bone, typically cancellous. A bone island is also called an enostosis. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


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How do you determine if bone island is benign or malignant?

How do you determine if bone island is benign or malignant?

Bone island: Go to an oncologist for this and you must have a detailed history, exam and then x rays or CT or MRI reviewed. ...Read more

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Could bone mets look like a bone island on mri?

Possibly: Bone islands and osteoblastic (bone forming) mets can appear similar. Correlation with cancer history is important. Nuclear medicine bone scan can differentiate the two. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Bone island ...?: There are treatments for benign lesions of bone that are symptomatic. First, see a specialist and be certain of the diagnosis (orthopedic oncologist best); occ.A biopsy may be performed to confirm DX although many'lesions' will show defining characteristics on x-rays/ mri.Some benign 'lesions' will weaken the bone and cause well- disguised fractures that need treatment..May need currett.Bone graft. ...Read more

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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

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

Prob Not: Bone islands are common. They are usually seen coincidentally on plain xray. They have a typical benign look. If you're concerned get another xray in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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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?

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