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What are the long term complications after the removal of an osteoid osteoma?

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Dr. Gopal Goel

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 in Back Pain
Question: Female Child aged 18 year underwent removal of osteoid osteoma 3 year back, whether this tumor can relapse back in life, is this cancerous in nature, can this hamper daily activities, what are long term complications related to this ailment and surgery done, whether re surgery be needed again for such patinets
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Detailed Answer:
hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
I have read your concerns . In my opinion :
1. Relapse of this tumor in life is rare - if removed adequately as will be shown in biopsy.
2.This is not cancerous in nature- It is called benign tumor.
3. It causes pain esp at night, else it does not hamper daily activities.
4. No Long term complication.
5.Surgery is rarely needed again since it does not generally recur.
I hope to have answered all your questions, Please feel free to ask any other question.
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