[Fatigue fracture as a tumor-simulating lesion. Differential diagnostic delimitation using proton spin tomography].

@article{Romero1991FatigueFA,
  title={[Fatigue fracture as a tumor-simulating lesion. Differential diagnostic delimitation using proton spin tomography].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Calvo Romero and Gerhard Ulrich Exner and Juerg Hodler and Arthur R von Hochstetter},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete},
  year={1991},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={
          305-12
        }
}
Fatigue (stress) fractures are due to increased repetitive stresses. The onset of clinical symptoms and the pain characteristic usually are vague; furthermore the radiographic picture shows lesions of different age and therefore may mimic a pattern typical of bone tumors. While for malignant bone tumors early diagnosis, biopsy and initiation of the appropriate treatment is of importance, the biopsy of a fatigue fracture is not only unnecessary, but also may interfere with the healing process… CONTINUE READING