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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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What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...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