Computed tomography. Its use in space-occupying lesions of the musculoskeletal system

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1978 Jul;60(5):600-7.


The value of computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of lesions of the musculoskeletal system is being determined. Illustrative cases including a lipoma of the thigh, osteochondroma of the hip, simple cyst of the ilium, recurrent liposarcoma of the lumbar spine, desmoid tumor in the gluteal region, and postoperative interspace infection of the lumbar spine are presented to indicate the potential value of this procedure in the diagnosis and planning of treatment of musculoskeletal lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Chondroma / diagnostic imaging
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Fibroma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Liposarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscular Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pelvic Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Thigh / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*