Osteoid Osteoma

Osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor found in young males in the second decade of life. Typically, the tumor is located in the posterior elements—the pedicles or the laminae. Most of these tumors are found in the lumbar region and, less frequently, in the cervical region.

Clinical Presentation

Patients complain of unrelenting axial pain that is worse at night. The pain responds well to aspirin and NSAIDS. Antalgic scoliosis may be observed on physical examination.

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