Analysis of X-ray Patterns in Infection and Tumor

Cases Series | Volume 7 | Issue 2 | JBST May – August  2021 | Page 5-8 | Dominic Puthoor. DOI:10.13107/jbst.2021.v07i02.47

Author: Dominic Puthoor[1]

[1]Department of Orthopaedic Oncologist, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Dominic Puthoori,
Department of Orthopaedic Oncologist, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.


Introduction: In diagnosis of bone tumor, X-ray is as important, if not more important than pathology report. However, X-ray had specific disadvantage. Tumor mimics especially infection can have same appearance as tumor in the X-ray. In this article, author analyzes the different patterns of X-ray changes common to tumor and infection and points outs that X-ray depicts the aggressiveness of the condition rather than a specific diagnosis.

Keywords: X-ray, Bone tumor, Tumor mimics.

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How to Cite this article: Puthoor D | Analysis of X-ray patterns in infection and tumor. | Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors | May-August 2021; 7(2): 5-8.

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