Bone tumours typical locations

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Rule of thumb is

  • Most of the bone tumours happen in long bones (with distal femur most common, followed by proximal tibia and humerus).
  • Chondroblastoma and GCT involve epiphysis.
    – Chondroblastoma – humerus >  lower limb bones
    – GCT- can involve distal radius (which is an uncommon location)
  • Spine involvement – eosinophilic granuloma (and other bone marrow bone tumours), osteoid osteoma (osteoblastoma) and osteochondroma.
  • Echondrome can affect small tubular bones.
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