Osteoid osteoma is a small non-cancerous tumor that typically develops on the femur (thigh) or tibia (shin bone). It does not spread, but causes a bone to grow around it. It also creates an osteoid bone, which is abnormal bone material.
The cause of an osteoid osteoma is unknown.
Common signs and symptoms of osteoid osteoma are:
To determine if your child has osteoid osteoma, your specialized doctor may perform multiple tests such as:
Our expert doctors will determine the best course of treatment based on your child’s age, overall health, location of the tumor and other factors. Your child’s doctor will discuss all options for the best outcome for your child.