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18 year old with a hard lump in the arm. Removal scheduled. Why?

My 18 year old daughter has a hard lump on the inside of her right arm . General physician sent us to a orthopedist who scheduled a MRI and said the lump will need to be removed. At first I was not to worried but now I am very concerned, he set up a appointment for 2 days after the MRI to give us the results. What could it be?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
From the description, I feel that the "hard" lump could be an EXOSTOSIS (osteochondroma). These typically appear in younger age groups and occurs at the ends of long bones.

These are BENIGN bone tumours. By themselves will not cause any symptoms. But they can exert pressure on the surrounding structures and produces symptoms.

Typically, these osteochondromas will grow only upto the age of skeletal maturity. These may need removal only if they are causing pressure symptoms.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. David Okia's  Response
Good evening
For long has she had the lump?
Has she lost weight?
Is lump pain full or not?
The lump could be tumor that is why the doctor wants it urgently removed.
Follow his advice.
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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