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Osteochondroma In Children
1:50,000 is the : overall incidence. Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, Types I, II & III map to genes on chromosomes 8, 11 & 19, respectively. Multiple osteochondromas can occur in a few other syndromes, also. See http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-multiple-exostoses. His pediatrician or pediatric orthopedist can order a Chromosomal Microarray & refer him for a clinical genetics evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my son is 6 and has multiple osteochondromas on his bones, anybody know about this in chldren occuring?
Regular follow up: He should be seen by and have regular follow up with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon or orthopedic oncologist ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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).. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, My son was just diagnosed with osteochondroma on his heal. he is in abit of pain. is this a concern?
Pump Bump.: It sounds like your son has developed a Haglunds deformity. Also known as a pump bump, it is an enlargement of the posterior surface of the heel bone. Osteochondroma is the most common benign tumor of the bone. Causing the enlargement can be high arches, tight heel cords or even walking on the outside of the heel. Consult with a specialist as treatment varies in line with age, severity and cause ...Read more
26 yr old male. Osteochondroma became painful a decade later. Should i be worried? The size seems to stay the same. It's just pain.
Excisional Biopsy: It may be single or multiple. If it is single and close to the joint and is symptomatic , it can be excised. If you notice sudden growth in multiple familial variety, then excisional biopsy is done to rule out malignant change. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer