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I have osteoma (benign) I'm curious if the tumor might become malignant, or cause other damages?

I have osteoma (benign) I'm curious if the tumor might become malignant, or cause other damages?

Nuisance lesion: These have exactly zero malignant potential if the diagnosis is right. If it's on your forehead, it'll be annoying and unsightly. If it's in a nasal sinus, it's probably going to be uncomfortable. That's really about it. ...Read more

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What is osteoma's?

What is osteoma's?

Bone tumor.: An osteoma is a tumor of the bone, usually implying a slow-growing tumor that is benign. The tumor is composed of well-differentiated, dense, fibrotic, compact bone, and often occurs in the skull and facial bones. A homoplastic osteoma is tumor that forms on a bone, while a heteroplastic osteoma forms at non-bony ecoptic sites. ...Read more

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What is an osteoma?

What is  an osteoma?

Osteoma: Is benign tumor where bone grows on top of bone, usually on skull. ...Read more

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When should someone get an osteoma removed?

When should someone get an osteoma removed?

Osteoma gosh: Not to be confused with osteoid osteoma; osteomas are benign outgrowths of bone, typically found on the skull. They are removed when they interfere with normal functions like hearing, sight, etc. In other words only when they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is osteoma?

What is osteoma?

Benign bone growth: Osteoma is a growth of new bone usually growing on or within another piece of bone, typically the skull. The lesion is considered benign. When this tumor grows on other bone it is known as "homoplastic osteoma"; when it grows on other tissue it is called "heteroplastic osteoma". The primary variant is known as an osteoid osteoma which has a center of growing cells, called a nidus, surrounded by a hard shell of thickened bone. The osteoid osteomas tend to be small—less than 1.5 cm in size and they may occur in any bone in the body appearing in patients between the ages of 4 and 25 years old ...Read more

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Do you think I should get my osteoma removed?

No: No, osteomas are benign and do not require any action to intervene. The risk of complication is minimal and we generally avoid surgery. ...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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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 have a pea sized bump under skin above my eyebrow. It is painless and been there for 2 years. Osteoma? Skin moves freely over it. Has not changed.

I have a pea sized bump under skin above my eyebrow. It is painless and been there for 2 years. Osteoma? Skin moves freely over it. Has not changed.

Possibly: Any painless lesion in the forehead area that has not grown in two years has to be benign. Whether it is a cyst , fibroma or osteoma only a bx can define. This however is not necessary unless symptoms change. Malignant lesions by definition have to grow when they arise in this region. ...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