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What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

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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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 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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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 the best treatment for osteod osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?

What is the best treatment for osteod  osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?

CT location, surgery: Depending on the location of the tumor, a ct guided or a MRI of the exact location of the lesion needs to be performed. With a guided approach, minimal damage to surrounding tissue (nerves) can irradicate the tumor. ...Read more

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Is there a lazer treatment for osteod osteoma.It is in a very critical place and it is active about 1cm &inside the bones of the left ankle.Help!

Is there a lazer treatment for osteod osteoma.It is in a very critical place and it is active about 1cm &inside the bones of the left ankle.Help!

No: There is no laser treatment for osteoid osteoma. It can be removed by surgery or by focused radio-frequency ablation an experienced interventional radiologist. See an orthopedic surgeon locally for advice. ...Read more

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Do you have to shave your whole head if you undergo cranial osteoma treatment?

Do you have to shave your whole head if you undergo cranial osteoma treatment?

Craniotomy: For craniotomy, you just need to shave the area where the surgery would be done. Now, do you prefer just to shave it partially which will give you patchy baldness or you want just to shave everything-the whole head- is your preference. ...Read more