International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 1, Issue 7 | Clinical Image | Open Access

Bone Infarcts: Less Well Known Than We Think?

Khadija Laasri*

Department of Radiology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

*Correspondence to: Khadija Laasri 

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Bone Infarcts are medullary bony lesions that are in the same spectrum of disease as osteonecrosis. Patients typically present with an asymptomatic lesion in the metaphysis or diaphysis of long bones, discovered incidentally on imaging. Diagnosis is made radiographically with the presence of a medullary lesion of sheet-like central lucency surrounded by sclerosis with a serpiginous border, commonly referred to as a "smoke up the chimney" lesion. Treatment is observation as lesions are generally asymptomatic.


Bone; Bone infarcts; MRI


Khadija Laasri, Meriam Zhim, Zakia El yousfi, Ittimade Nassar, Nabil Moatassim Billah.Bone Infarcts: Less Well Known Than We Think?.Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2022;1(7):1-4.