An Alternative Surgical Method for Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma


Gökalp M. A. , Gozen A., Unsal S. S. , Onder H., Guner S.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.22, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.896988
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: An osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor that tends to be < 1 cm in size. The tumor is characterized by night-time pain that may be relieved by aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Osteoid osteoma can be treated with various conservative and surgical methods, but these have some risks and difficulties. The purpose of the present study was to present an alternative treatment method for osteoid osteoma and the results we obtained.