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An osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous), small tumor that usually grows in the long bones of a person’s lower extremities. The thighbone is the most common location, although it can occur in the bones of the hand and it sometimes occurs in the lower part of the spine.
How Children’s Hospital Boston approaches osteoid osteoma
Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for children and adolescents with bone and soft tissue tumors.
We understand that you may have a lot of questions when your child is diagnosed with an osteoid osteoma. Is it dangerous? Will it affect my child long-term? What do we do next? We’ve tried to provide some answers to those questions in the following pages, and our experts can explain your child’s condition fully. If you have further questions during your hospital stay, our experts can answer your questions fully.
Our Bone and Soft Tissue Program’s multidisciplinary approach to care ensures that your child’s case will be given thoughtful discussion by an integrated care from a team that includes the following specialists:
Our team developed a new technique that uses intraoperative bone scan for the surgical removal of spinal osteoid osteoma, which helps our surgeons more accurately removal of the tumor.
In addition, our cancer center offers the following services:
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