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There is an area of abnormal signal involving the anterolateral

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There is an area of abnormal signal involving the anterolateral aspect of the proximal tibial diaphysis which is well defined with sclerosis and measure 3.6cm in length, 1.3 cm in AP dimension and 1.0cm transversely . Please explain this for me. This is for my 13 year old daughter
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Tibia is the larger and stronger of the two bones in the leg below the knee (the other being the fibula).
Diaphysis is the main or midsection (shaft) of a long bone.
The abnormal signal is thought to represent edema or hemorrhage related to accumulated tissue microdamage.
Sclerosis refers to hardening.
I hope this helps
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome,
I can provide far detailed and specific answer to you. Could you please tell me the symptoms and since how long is the issue.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
Was she diagnosed with acute or chronic osteomyelitis?
Has she a swelling which is increasing in size?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
An abnormal signal involving the anterolateral aspect of the proximal tibial diaphysis which is well defined with sclerosis is likely due to decreased blood supply of the bone. This can be due to;
1) Chronic osteomyelitis.
2) Bony tumor which may be benign.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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