Doctor insights on:
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.
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.
Hi doctor my problem is osteoid osteoma .it may pass by itself several years. should i wait or be operated ? if i wait when it removed my skin ?
Get treated, friend: These things are miserable if untreated. It'll get worse. If you are offered radiotherapy ablation, go for it -- inquire at a major medical center
I have to manage pain from an osteoid osteoma until ablation. I am 23 y.O. And taking 100mg aspirin every 3 hours for a few months. How safe is this?
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.
14yr son had tibia bone excision for what was thought an osteoid osteoma.Path came back as vascular malformation. What does this mean?Concerns?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orthopedic: As this is a benign condition of the bone i would think an orthopedic surgeon may be the person; on the other hand it is located on the frontal bone and maybe a plastic surgeon should be consulted. Speak with your physician about the goals you have in mind and make a mutual decision about which would be best.