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Is it possible for an osteochondroma (tumor) to form on the shin bone?

Is it possible for an osteochondroma (tumor) to form on the shin bone?

Yes: The shin bone, otherwise known as the tibia, is a common site for osteochondromas to form. Those that are most bothersome are on the inside of the bone, just below the knee, but they can also occur around the ankle, and be bothered by ordinary shoe wear. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I was told I had a benign tumor on my shin after an X-ray on my knee. It got hit during a basketball game and had a bruise for a long time, the bruise?

I was told I had a benign tumor on my shin after an X-ray on my knee. It got hit during a basketball game and had a bruise for a long time, the bruise?

Maybe, but: Without examining you and knowing your full history, it would only be a guess. Be sure to follow-up with your dr. and know exactly what the area seen on your x-ray is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son's rt. Upper tibia MRI gives a probable diagnosis of osteo-fibrous dysplasia and not a tumor. What is osteo-fibrous dysplasia?

My 4 yr old son's rt. Upper tibia MRI gives a probable diagnosis of osteo-fibrous dysplasia and not a tumor. What is osteo-fibrous dysplasia?

Very rare: Ossifying fibroma, also known as osteofibrous dysplasia, is a benign fibrous tumor with local aggressive behavior. Ossifying fibroma does not metastasize. It's very rare. I'd make sure that the people making that diagnosis really know what they are talking about and would consider a 2nd opinion if you're not already seeing a bone tumor expert. ...Read more

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My mom had a tumer in the left leg(upper tibia). Biopsy has been done. What could it be?

My mom had a tumer in the left leg(upper tibia). Biopsy has been done. What could it be?

Many possibilities: You mother could have a primary bone lesion or a metastatic bone lesion. Correlation with the x-ray findings is essential for a correct diagnosis. Primary bone tumors include Osteochondroma,Giant cell tumor,Osteoid osteoma,Osteoblastoma and Enchondroma. In my experience more often than not a bone lesion is a metastatic lesion, a tumor that has traveled from somewhere else. Biopsy results soon. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom had a tumer in the left leg(upper tibia).biopsy has been done.?

What do you suggest if my mom had a tumer in the left leg(upper tibia).biopsy has been done.?

Wait for result: You will have to wait for the biopsy result and grt advice from her doctor from there. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a tumor?

What symptoms are common in a tumor?

Depends: A tumor is just a fancy way to say "lump". There are benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors and the symptoms they cause depend on the location and the particular organ affected. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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