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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Osteoid Osteoma

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What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

See below: An osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor. It has a center of growing cells, called a nidus, surrounded by a hard shell of thickened bone. No one knows why these tumors form. They do not spread throughout the rest of the body.

Osteoid osteomas tend to be small—less than 1.5 cm in size and they may occur in any bone in the body. They are most common in long bones, such as the thigh. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteoid osteoma and osteoma? Can a osteoid osteoma occur on the skull?

What is the difference between osteoid osteoma and osteoma? Can a osteoid osteoma occur on the skull?

Yes: They're quite different. Osteoma is solid bone, like a rock. Famous in the sinuses but can pop up anywhere. Osteoid osteoma is a tiny piece of painful new spongy bone, like in a marrow cavity, surrounded by your bone that it's made denser. A radiologist may be able to make the call of an osteoid osteoma so it can be roasted and thus de-activated without the need for sugery. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteoid osteoma?

What are symptoms of  osteoid osteoma?

Bone pain: It most often causes pain in area it occurs. Occasionally it will irritate other tissues in the area. The pain often responds to Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications. Alcohol can intensify the pain. With time, the tumor (which is benign) "burns out" and the pain subsides. If not, an orthopedic oncologist (tumor specialist) can give you other options. ...Read more

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I've had rf ablation of osteoid osteoma (9 minutes). Postop pain not getting better for 5 days. Surgeon said 1-2 days max. Will it resolve on its own?

I've had rf ablation of osteoid osteoma (9 minutes). Postop pain not getting better for 5 days. Surgeon said 1-2 days max. Will it resolve on its own?

It depends: It depends in part on what is causing your pain, i would certainly let your doctor know. It may be a soreness from the procedure, or that the condition has not yet been completely taken care of, or it may be coming from another source. Your doctor would be in the best position to answer why it is still hurting. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is osteoid osteoma ?

What is osteoid osteoma ?

Bone tumor: Osteoid osteomas are benign bone tumors which typically cause pain at night time. These tumors are most often seen in bones around the knee, hip, and spine. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a osteoid osteoma in his upper leg, is radiotherapy ablation available in South Africa?

My boyfriend has a osteoid osteoma in his upper leg, is radiotherapy ablation available in South Africa?

More than likely: An advanced country such as South Africa will have radiation therapy facilities. You may wish to check with your local hospital.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thank

Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thank

Basic facts: An osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor. It will not go away by itself. It will probably keep growing. Anyone offering an "herbal remedy", even as an adjunct except for discomfort, should be reported to the licensing agency as a crook. Nowadays, if the radiologist is confident of the diagnosis, there are non-ionizing ray treatment that can cook the tumor easily and safely without surgery. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thanks

Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it  grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thanks

See below: The lesion may resolve on its own. The lesion is usually painful and may require pain relief. For more information on this topic, you may visit this site:
http://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/osteoid-osteoma ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteod osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?

What is the best treatment for osteod  osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?

CT location, surgery: Depending on the location of the tumor, a ct guided or a MRI of the exact location of the lesion needs to be performed. With a guided approach, minimal damage to surrounding tissue (nerves) can irradicate the tumor. ...Read more

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Is there a lazer treatment for osteod osteoma.It is in a very critical place and it is active about 1cm &inside the bones of the left ankle.Help!

Is there a lazer treatment for osteod osteoma.It is in a very critical place and it is active about 1cm &inside the bones of the left ankle.Help!

No: There is no laser treatment for osteoid osteoma. It can be removed by surgery or by focused radio-frequency ablation an experienced interventional radiologist. See an orthopedic surgeon locally for advice. ...Read more

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Do you have to shave your whole head if you undergo cranial osteoma treatment?

Do you have to shave your whole head if you undergo cranial osteoma treatment?

Craniotomy: For craniotomy, you just need to shave the area where the surgery would be done. Now, do you prefer just to shave it partially which will give you patchy baldness or you want just to shave everything-the whole head- is your preference. ...Read more

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Could you advise the best solution for active osteod osteoma inside the bones of the ankle?

Could you advise the best solution for active osteod osteoma inside the bones of the ankle?

Several solutions: These tumors have been reported to shrink on their own with no surgical intervention over several years.
The standard treatment for osteoid osteoma is surgically cutting out of the entire tumor, particularly the central core, for a good outcome.
Ct-guided radiofrequency removal of the nidus has been successfully used with few recurrences and little complication. ...Read more

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My husband 41 years has a swollen sack inside the bone of the ankle.In report they called it osteod osteoma .Explain please I am so desperate...

Osteoid osteoma: Osteoid osteomas are benign bone tumors. They have a classic presentation of pain at night that is relieved within 20-30 minutes after use of an anti-inflammatory. Typically they resolve on their own but may require surgical treatment if the patient desires quicker relief. I would recommend evaluation by your physician to decide the best course of action. ...Read more

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I was told that burning of the osteod osteoma with the lazer beam is better than surgical removal.The cyst would be burned &kept inside bones of ankle

I was told that burning of the osteod osteoma with the lazer beam is better than surgical removal.The cyst would be burned &kept inside bones of ankle

Cyst: Regardless of the technique your surgeon uses to get to the cyst it still has to be debrided and content irrigated and aspirated with samples sent to pathology. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness.
http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative depressi: Traditional chinese medicine, indian remedies (ayurvedic med.), yoga, meditation, diet, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Are there any alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Soap and water: Many times washing and drying your feet well and daily can clear up a mild case of athlete's foot. Over the counter topical antifungals are usually quite successful if used consistently. Dr l. ...Read more

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