Advertisements
//
you're reading...
Mnemonics, MSK

Lytic Bone Lesion Mnemonic – FEGNOMASHIC

This is a commonly used mnemonic to recall the differential diagnosis of lytic bone lesions:

F – fibrous dysplasia, fibrous cortical defect
E – enchondroma (of the tibia here or of a phalanx here), eosinophilic granuloma
G – giant cell tumor
N – non-ossifying fibroma
O – osteoblastoma
M – metastases, myeloma
A – aneurysmal bone cyst
S – solitary bone cyst (unicameral bone cyst)
H – hyperparathyroidism
I – infection (osteomyelitis)
C – chondroblastoma and chondromyxoid fibroma

Some reorganize FEGNOMASHIC into FOG MACHINES. They both work equally well, of course.

Advertisements

About radiologypics

I am a radiology physician from California, USA.

Discussion

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Enchondroma – Phalanx | RADIOLOGYPICS.COM - April 4, 2013

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: