Thursday, September 29, 2016

Most common sites of bone tumors mnemonic

I made these mnemonics on request by an awesomite, Yashwanth.
Here's the most common sites list he sent, mnemonics follow.

Osteoid sarcoma - Femur
Osteosarcoma - Lower end of femur
Ewings sarcoma - Femur
Chondrosarcoma - Pelvis
Osteoclastoma (Giant cell tumor) -  Femur
Fibrous dysplasia
Monostotic - Upper femur
Polyostotic - Craniofacial region
Osteochondroma - Distal femur
Adamantioma - Tibia
Ameloblastoma - Mandible
Chordoma - Sacrum
Multiple myeloma - Lumbar vertebrae
Osteoblastoma - Vertebrae
Enchondroma - Short bones of the hand
Unicameral bone cyst - Upper end of humerus
Aneurysmal bone cyst - Lower limb metaphyses (Tibia and femur)

Osteoid sarcoma - Femur
Osteosarcoma - Lower end of femur
Ewings sarcoma - Femur
Chondrosarcoma - Pelvis
Mnemonic: For sarcomas
All the sarcomas, most common site is femur :
Osteoid SARCOMA
OsteoSARCOMA
Ewings SARCOMA
Except CHOndrosarcoma, for which most common is Pelvis (CHOP)

Osteoclastoma (Giant cell tumor) -  Femur
Fibrous dysplasia
Monostotic - Upper femur
Polyostotic - Craniofacial region
Mnemonic: GFF (Girl friend forever)
GCT - Femur
Fibrous dysplasia - Femur

Osteochondroma - Distal femur
Mnemonic: OCDeF - osteochondroma distal femur

Adamantioma - Tibia
Ameloblastoma - Mandible
Mnemonic: Tumors start with A
AdamanTioma has a T for Tibia
AMeloblastoma has M for Mandible

Chordoma - Sacrum
Mnemonic: Cord reminds you of spinal cord, which ends in the sacrum

Multiple myeloma - Lumbar vertebrae
Osteoblastoma - Vertebrae
Mnemonic: Multiple blasts in vertebrae

Enchondroma - Short bones of the hand
Mnemonic: En is a short word, enchondroma in short bones of hand

Unicameral bone cyst - Upper end of humerus
Aneurysmal bone cyst - Lower limb metaphyses (Tibia and femur)
Mnemonic for bone cysts:
HUMA - Humerus Unicameral, Metaphyses Aneurysmal

That's all!
-IkaN

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