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what is an osteochondroma?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Benign tumor: Osteochondroma is a type of benign tumor that consists of cartilage and bone. It is a benign cartilage-capped outgrowth, connected to bone by a stalk. It is the most frequently observed neoplasm of the skeleton.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Exostosis: Ostoochondroma or exostosis is benign tumor containing both bone and cartilage. A bone outgrowth or spur that has carilage cap and usually grows from end of bone away from joint. Deformity in modeling of bone may occur. Pain can occur if tendon rubs on growth and in rare instances (1% of lesions)) become malignant (chondrosarcoma). Hereditary forms of multiple osteochondromatosis (mho) can have many leasions, dominant inheritance (50% of children)..
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
A bony growth: An osteochondroma is a benign bone growth. Bones usually grow through growth plates located at their end. An osteochondroma is thought to occur when there is a growth plate that develops in an abnormal location and this leads to a peice of bone growing out from the main bone in an abnormal location.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does osteochondroma reccur?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Rarely: When removing an osteochondroma we are careful to remove all of the cartilage at the tip (the cartilage cap). If the cap is completely removed, the osteochondroma cannot recur. If some is left behind, it can recur. Very rarely, the cap can also become malignant (and spread).
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms osteochondroma?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Osteochondroma: Usually none other than a bump. It can become painful if pushing o a nerve or tendon.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I have an osteochondroma. Worried?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Osteochondroma: Usually no. Pain if presses on nerve, vessel, or tendon. Rare, rare, rare chance of malignant degeneration.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a sessile osteochondroma?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Flat shpe: Osteochondroma is a benign tumor that occurs in areas of bone and cartilage. Tumors are most often found in the long bones, especially near the knee or shoulder. Lesion can either be sessile or pedunculated.Sessile tumors appears as wide ranging with trumpet-shaped deformity. Pedunculated lesions appear distally.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How serious is osteochondroma?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Not much: It is common bone tumor.

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