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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...

What is 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. Read more...

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...

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...

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

NO concern. This is a congenital (born with) problem that is cured with removal. It is not a cancer! great luck you have! Read more...
Usually benign. Vascular malformation usually occur when the artery and veins connect through a whole bunch of small vessels in a small area. They usually are benign and cause pain either due to the pressure on the wall of the vessel or leaking from them. Once excised the pain should improve. An osteoid osteoma can sometimes look like this as it has a cherry red nidus within it. Make sure you follow up w/ dr. Read more...

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...