bone island


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bone is·land

a macroscopic focus of cortical bone within medullary bone, commonly seen as a dense round or oval opacity on radiographs of the pelvis, femoral head, humerus, or ribs.
A benign focus of compact bone within cancellous bone, almost invariably an incidental finding, which can mimic an osteoblastic metastasis—e.g., from prostate cancer
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In the rare case of a biopsied bone island, the histology has shown compact lamellar bone with prominent Haversian canals.
The fort has its own pub, the Ole Zach Tavern, where Rusty Nell Riley and the Bone Island Buccaneers entertained under candlelight with bawdy shanties.
Furthermore, mature bone islands (white arrow) were observed at 4 weeks and the newly formed bones were more abundant at 8 weeks in the fibrin/ALN-implanted group than in the fibrin gel-implanted group.