Osteoid osteoma of the tibia

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Leg pain, cortical thickening visible on x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 20

Small (4 mm) osteolytic lesion in cortical region of the anterior aspect of the tibia at the mid and distal third of the diaphysis. It is accompanied by adjacent cortical hyperostosis and increased density of the medullary canal, this can be probably manifestation of bone edema with discrete adjacent subcutaneous edema.

Case Discussion

The findings described are compatible with osteoid osteoma.

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Case information

rID: 36628
Published: 9th Jun 2015
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
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