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Can you have osteochondroma on your l5?

Can you have osteochondroma on your l5?

Yes: Osteochondromas usually occur around the knee. They are rare, but do occur in the spine. When they do , they usually occur in the neck. So an osteochondroma arising from L5 is quite rare, but a described entity. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Osteochondroma (Definition)

Benign boney cartilage outgrowth from long bone. There are different classifications of osteochondromas. Multiple osteochondromas can be associated with vascular ...Read more


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Does osteochondroma reccur?

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). ...Read more

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I have an osteochondroma. Worried?

I have an osteochondroma. Worried?

Osteochondroma: Usually no. Pain if presses on nerve, vessel, or tendon. Rare, rare, rare chance of malignant degeneration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms osteochondroma?

Osteochondroma: Usually none other than a bump. It can become painful if pushing o a nerve or tendon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from osteochondroma?

Is it possible to die from osteochondroma?

Extremely unlikely: Osteochondromais a benign tumor. 1% of cases or fewer turn into a low grade cancer (chondrosarcoma). It would be unlikely to spread or cause death. Even more rarely the low grade chondrosarcoma can progress into a high grade aggressive one that can be deadly. I guess you could also die of complications from having an osteochondroma removed. So overall chances of death from it are miniscule. ...Read more

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Is an osteochondroma considered a tumor?

Is an osteochondroma considered a tumor?

Actually yes: Benign bone tumor by definition. Size and location determine if it will be a problem. Small percentage can transform to malignancy late in life. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteosarcoma and osteochondroma?

Sarcs are malignant: Osteosarcoma is a cancer starting in bones, most commonly in children/young adults, while osteochondroma is a non-cancerous bony spur, most often occuring in teenagers. Osteochondromas usually need no treatment and are only followed, while osteosarcomas require agressive treatment, often including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery; the prognosis has improved a great deal recently. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how osteochondroma and osteosarcoma differ?

Both bone cancers: They are both bone cancers, but look somewhat differently under the microscope. Osteosarcoma is more common and generally presents in adolescents and young adults. Chondrosarcoma presents later usually. Treatment for osteosarcoma involves chemo and surgery whereas for chondrosarcoma is surgery and chemotherapy is controversial. ...Read more

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