Computerized tomography in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoid osteoma

C. Tauber*, L. Copeliovitch, Nachum Halperin, C. Malkin

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Thirteen cases of osteoid osteoma demonstrated with computerized tomography are reported. Twelve patients underwent definitive surgery and were relieved of their symptoms. The histological examination confirmed the preoperative diagnosis in 11 cases. Six lesions were located in the proximal femur, three in the neck of the talus, two in the proximal tibia, and one each in the proximal humerus and the calcaneus. Radionuclide technetium 99m MDP scans were performed in 11 cases and showed an increased uptake in the vicinity of the lesions. Computerized tomography showed the precise location of the nidus, thus helping in the preoperative planning of the surgical approach and enabling us to perform a precise and economic resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-367
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1987
Externally publishedYes


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