Periosteal ganglion: A cause of cortical bone erosion

E. F. McCarthy, S. Matz, G. C. Steiner, H. D. Dorfman

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Three cases of periosteal ganglia of long bones are presented. These lesions are produced by mucoid degeneration and cyst formation of the periosteum to produce external cortical erosion and reactive periosteal new bone. They are not associated with a soft tissue ganglion or an intraosseous lesion. They may radiologically mimic other periosteal lesions or soft tissue neoplasms which erode bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 1983


  • Cortical erosion
  • Intraosseous ganglion
  • Periosteal ganglion
  • Periosteal reactive bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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