Osteoid osteoma

Case contributed by Dr Vitalii Rogalskyi


Constant shoulder pain, he is unable to fall asleep without analgesics

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Male

Local cortical lucent lesion (nidus) of the proximal humeral diaphysis with no calcifications. This lesion is surrounded by a prominent periosteal reaction.

Case Discussion

History and CT findings are consistent with the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma.

It is a benign bone tumor which usually occurs the in cortex of long tubular bones. Classically patients present with nocturnal pain which is relieved by aspirin.

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Case information

rID: 66023
Published: 2nd Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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