Lucent transverse metaphyseal lines (mnemonic)

The differential diagnosis for lucent transverse metaphyseal lines or bands may be recalled using various mnemonics:

  • CAMEL
  • LINING

Mnemonics

CAMEL
LINING
  • L: leukemia, lymphoma
  • I: infection (e.g. STORCH)
  • N: normal variation
  • I: illness (systemic, such as rickets and scurvy)
  • N: neuroblastoma (metastatic)
  • G: growth arrest lines

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Article information

rID: 65973
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Radiolucent metaphyseal bands
  • LINING (mnemonic)
  • CAMEL (mnemonic)

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