Ostoeid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) lesion that is most commonly found in the long bones of a child's legs. However, these lesions can occur in virtually any bone to include the arms and spine.
Classic symptoms include pain near the location of the lesion that may worsen at night or after activity. The pain can be severe enough that it affects how well your child can move around.
Initially patients can respond well to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen and/or aspirin.
Can affect bone growth, cause deformity, and/or induce scoliosis (curving of the spine).
The cause is unknown.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment for osteoid osteoma with a greater than 90% effective treatment rate in a single session. This technique uses a small probe positioned percutaneously (through a skin puncture) into the bone lesion and applies heat to destroy the lesion. The procedure typically only requires a single needle puncture, and at the conclusion covered with a small bandage. Children are often able to resume pain free activity within a week.
RFA procedures are most commonly performed on an outpatient basis by an Interventional Radiologist who is an expert in the use of image guidance (X-rays, CT, MRI, and ultrasound) for the performance of minimally invasive procedures. An osteoid osteoma is frequently less than 1 cm in size. Precise localization is required in order to achieve the best treatment results. Image guidance permits the Interventional Radiologist the ability to accurately and precisely position the RFA probe directly within the osteoid osteoma lesion for treatment.
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