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.

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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...

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...

Hello Doctor. Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thank

Basic facts. An osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor. It will not go away by itself. It will probably keep growing. Anyone offering an "herbal remedy", even as an adjunct except for discomfort, should be reported to the licensing agency as a crook. Nowadays, if the radiologist is confident of the diagnosis, there are non-ionizing ray treatment that can cook the tumor easily and safely without surgery. Read more...

Hello Doctor. Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thanks

See below. The lesion may resolve on its own. The lesion is usually painful and may require pain relief. For more information on this topic, you may visit this site: http://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/osteoid-osteoma. Read more...