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Pain in lower back. CT scan revealed benign bone. Explain?

I have a sudden onset of sharp pain in my left lower back, my left flank area, and I had a kub and ct scan to rule out kidney stone . CT report shows a benign bone island left iliac crest but it also says in the report that the bone island is a little larger than on 9/24/10 ( when I had a previous CT scan) Do bone island grow larger? And why am I having pain with this? No kidney stone found..
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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The bone islands are mostly composed a benign bone growths like osteoma. In some cases, active growth in the area is seen associated with pain. In such cases, infection, inflammation and malignancy should be ruled out.
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Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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