The myriad of diseases that present with polyostotic bone lesions

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. Jul-Aug 2014;43(4):186-204. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2014.01.003.


Many diseases result in polyostotic bone lesions including benign entities, benign entities with malignant potential, intermediate entities, and malignant entities. Imaging plays a key role in identifying complications of these disorders, most importantly malignant transformation of a benign lesion. The most common polyostotic bone lesions are reviewed and examples of malignant transformation are highlighted.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Diseases / complications
  • Bone Diseases / pathology*
  • Bone Diseases / physiopathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / etiology
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Radionuclide Imaging*