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What is a sclerotic lesion?
Last Updated: 12th February, 2020
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Beside this, what does sclerosis of the bone mean?
Bone sclerosis is defined as “an abnormal increase in density and hardening of bone” according to Biology online. In our clinical practice, sclerotic bone lesions are relatively common to be found on plain radiographs or CT scans.
Likewise, what percentage of bone lesions are cancerous? Benign tumors are more common than malignant ones. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the most common type of benign bone tumor is an osteochondroma. This type accounts for between 35 and 40 percent of all benign bone tumors.
Simply so, what causes sclerosis of the bone?
Introduction: Sclerotic bone lesions are caused by a variety of conditions including genetic diseases, metastatic malignancy, lymphoma and Paget's disease. Systemic sarcoidosis is an uncommon cause of sclerotic bone lesions which have been mainly described in middle aged Afro-Caribbean males.
What is nonspecific sclerosis?
A common misconception is that any attack of CNS demyelination means a diagnosis of acute multiple sclerosis (MS). These nonspecific lesions are relatively common in the general adult population, and clinical correlation (ie, a high degree of suspicion based on clinical evidence) becomes important in the diagnosis.