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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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I have had kidney cancer. I just got my CT scan back and they report a lesion on my right ilium bone possible a bone island. Could this be cancer?

I have had kidney cancer. I just got my CT scan back and they report a lesion on my right ilium bone possible a bone island. Could this be cancer?

Possibly: Bone is a relatively common site of spread of kidney cancer. The odds that this is true in your case depend on the stage and grade of your original cancer and the radiographic appearance. If the radiologist described it as a bone island that makes it less likely that it is cancer. Discussing this with your doctor is a good idea, and the need for a biopsy or other further testing can be determined. ...Read more

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What is a 1cm sclerotic bone island?

What is a 1cm sclerotic bone island?

Coincidental finding: Bone island, enostosis, is benign bone tumor mostly encountered as an incidental and asymptomatic finding. They are round and small (2 to 20 mm) intramedullary condensations composed of dense lamellar cortical bone. ...Read more

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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

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Could bone mets look like a bone island on mri?

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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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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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?

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 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

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Knee pain and xray said bone island. What can this be? Bone cancer?

Knee pain and xray said bone island. What can this be? Bone cancer?

Bone island.: A bone island is a concentration of calcium in a particular location of a bone. It is not cancerous, and does not cause pain. ...Read more

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My MRI results (on hips) came back with symmetrical effusion present, bone island present and red marrow conversion present. Should I be concerned?

Why joint effusions: Conversion of bone marrow in the extremities from red to yellow is normal maturation process. Marrow reconversion is present when expected yellow marrow is replaced with active red marrow, tends to occur at times of physiologic stress. Bone island is normal dense island of bone. Joint effusions can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis, other rheumatology conditions. Infection and tumor usually unilateral. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Benign: A bone island is a benign finding on a x-ray. The hip is a very common area to find them. Your orthopedist may order a MRI of your back and/or hip to better evaluate the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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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)

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 more

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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

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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?

Follow up...: 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

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As a general rule of thumb, how long would I be in hospital for cuboid surgery? (Painful bone island, sclerosis and remodelling)

As a general rule of thumb, how long would I be in hospital for cuboid surgery? (Painful bone island, sclerosis and remodelling)

Depends on how lrg-: -the lesion is & also if auto graft or allo graft is used. Cast-2 brace (boot) - running shoes, good not cheap 1's. Wt bearing only when graft is consolidating. ...Read more

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27yo female, 7mm suspected bone island on anterior humeral head with shoulder/upper arm pain. Not on xrays 2 yrs ago. Likely followup tests/treatment?

27yo female, 7mm suspected bone island on anterior humeral head with shoulder/upper arm pain. Not on xrays 2 yrs ago. Likely followup tests/treatment?

Tested?: A bone scan can be done to make sure it is a benign bone island and not something more worrisome. If it turns out to be a normal scan, then recheck of the X-ray in 6 - 12 months is the usual follow up to ensure the benign nature of the lesion has been correctly diagnosed. More tests to find out why your shoulder hurts may be indicated..... Like a shoulder MRI Arthrogram. See your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What does 8 mm bone Island on L4 mean on an MRI? Also says Facet Hypertrophy narrows lateral recesses at L4-L5 and L5-S1. My doctor said MRI is normal. Never mentioned any of this to me until I got a copy.

MRI: MRI must be interpreted in the context of your symptoms. A small bone island may have been a sequestrum from an old infection in your spine. Lateral recess narrowing from facet arthropathy is a fancy way of saying wear and tear has started to block an area that is a thorofare for your nerves to exit your spine. If you have radiculopathy radiating pain this could be the cause. No symptoms, "normal" ...Read more

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Could an osseous density adjacent to rib seen on chest X-ray be a calcified nodule? Combined with bone island on other rib - cause for monitoring?

Could an osseous density adjacent to rib seen on chest X-ray be a calcified nodule? Combined with bone island on other rib - cause for monitoring?

Yes and discuss the: Matter with your doctor. A calcified nodule may appear to be near a rib on x-ray. Talk to your doctor to see if a ct scan is needed to get a better idea of the nature of the lesion. ...Read more

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I have a Bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. I also have a partial torn meniscus. Is this serious?

I have a Bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. I also have a partial torn meniscus. Is this serious?

Not life threatening: Not serious in the form of being life threatening. The bone island is likely an incidental finding. A bakers cyst in an adult is usually related to an underlying internal derangement of the knee, such as the meniscal tear you are describing. If you are having trouble it is reasonably simple to take care of both arthroscopically. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more