Monday, November 22, 2010

Update-FOGMACHINES is now AC

Forget all the other letters in the Mnemonic word FOGMACHINES. There are two left according to a new radioiligist describing the Skeletal survey. Bombarded with a hundred zillion x rays of just about every single bone,
There was a different opinion from that of the original reporting radiologist.
This one felt that the Lytic lesion is actually a single solitary expansile lesion. Expansile lesions are not the same animal as the lytic type. The Greek word for Lytic actually means "to separate" or break down, as in destroy.
Expansile has a less scary meaning compared to lytic. Both could be bad, especially in the presence of this much pain...More important, the radiologist describes a lesion which is non agressive in appearance, in other words a well defined sclerotic border, instead of the more scary ill defined squiggly lines of a cancerous bone tumor.

The two letter which are left are

Aneurysmal bone cyst



Where we go from here, nobody knows. The only thing we do know is... OW.

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