Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orthopedic Teaching

Bone Lesions Case 2 Pearl

Benign Bone Lesions


Clinical Pearl

Solitary lesions with a sclerotic rim suggest benign rather than malignant bone lesions. Regardless of suspected classification, all bone lesions should be referred for orthopedic follow-up, as even benign lesions occasionally behave aggressively or lead to pathologic fracture.