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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
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
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
Facial Osteoma: See a head and neck surgeon (ENT) to make sure it's just an isolated money growth. It may need to be biopsied... If it is just a benign osteoma it could be removed by an ENT or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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