Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 10–19

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


  • Morrie E. Kricun
    • Department of RadiologyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania

DOI: 10.1007/BF00361188

Cite this article as:
Kricun, M.E. Skeletal Radiol (1985) 14: 10. doi:10.1007/BF00361188


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

MarrowMarrow conversionMarrow lesionsTumorsInfectionBone infarction

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