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Suggest the type of specialist to treat osteochondroma in rib

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: hello doctor, want to know who is better person to to do surgery on osteocondroma on rib. should it be orthopedic surgeon or cardio thoracic surgeon. I have osteocondroma on 11th rib.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (51 minutes later)
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I have studied your case,

If there is intraspinal or intrapleural extension [osteochondroma growing inside ] then cardio thoracic or general surgeon specialist in chest surgery can operate on osteochondroma.

If osteochondroma is growing outside, and can be felt by palpation then orthopaedic surgeon also can remove it.


Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.



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Suggest the type of specialist to treat osteochondroma in rib

Brief Answer: Explained below Detailed Answer: Hello I have studied your case, If there is intraspinal or intrapleural extension [osteochondroma growing inside ] then cardio thoracic or general surgeon specialist in chest surgery can operate on osteochondroma. If osteochondroma is growing outside, and can be felt by palpation then orthopaedic surgeon also can remove it. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.