Preoperative localization of osteoid osteoma: a new technique that uses CT
Department of Orthopedics; Department of Radiology
Adolescent; Adult; Bone Neoplasms; Humans; Male; Metacarpus; Osteoma, Osteoid; Tibia; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Orthopedics | Radiology
Osteoid osteoma was first described by Jaffe  in 1935. It constitutes 10-1 2% of all benign neoplasms of bone . The classic radiologic and clinical presentations are well described in the literature . Curative resection is dependent on complete excision of the nidus. Exuberant periosteal reaction and intracortical location, two of the common presentations of this lesion, hinder intraoperative localization. Preoperative,
intraoperative, and postoperative techniques for
localization of the nidus have arisen to ensure adequate resection [4, 5]. This report demonstrates a new technique for precise preoperative localization of the nidus.
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Citation: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1990 Oct;155(4):883-5.