Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 10-19

First online:

Red-yellow marrow conversion: Its effect on the location of some solitary bone lesions

  • Morrie E. KricunAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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The location of red marrow related bone lesions is dependent upon the distribution of red marrow. It is altered by the normal conversion of red marrow to yellow (fat) marrow and by the reconversion of yellow marrow to red marrow caused by marrow infiltrating disorders or marrow stress disorders.

Key words

Marrow Marrow conversion Marrow lesions Tumors Infection Bone infarction