Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osteoblastoma Evaluation

The evaluation of someone with an osteoid osteoma begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with osteoid osteoma may include:

  • Tenderness over a bone
  • Swelling over a bone
  • Difficulty walking:
    • When the tumor is in the leg
  • Deformed bone:
    • When the weakened bone is fractured

Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma.

Tests that may be used to evaluate osteoid osteoma include:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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