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Treatments 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
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
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. ...Read more
14yr son had tibia bone excision for what was thought an osteoid osteoma.Path came back as vascular malformation. What does this mean?Concerns?
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?
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!
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