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Metachronous Osteoid Osteoma of the Tibia and the T7 Vertebral BodyA Case Report
Sarah E. Beck, BA1; Joseph H. Schwab, MD, MS1; Daniel I. Rosenthal, MD1; Andrew E. Rosenberg, MD1; Brian E. Grottkau, MD1
1 Departments of Orthopaedics (S.E.B., J.H.S., B.E.G.), Radiology (D.I.R.), and Pathology (A.E.R.), Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail address for S.E. Beck: sbeck@sanjuanbautista.edu. E-mail address for J.H. Schwab: jhschwab@partners.org. E-mail address for D.I. Rosenthal: dirosenthal@partners.org. E-mail address for A.E. Rosenberg: arosenberg@partners.org. E-mail address for B.E. Grottkau: bgrottkau@partners.org
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Investigation performed at the Departments of Orthopaedics, Pathology, and Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Copyright © 2011 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011 Jul 06;93(13):e73 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01172
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Osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor that accounts for approximately 12% of all benign bone tumors1. Affected patients are usually adolescents and young adults, with 70% of patients being younger than twenty years of age at the time of diagnosis. The male:female ratio is 2:12. Patients typically present with dull, aching pain that has been persistent for weeks to months, is characteristically worse at night, and is relieved with aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Most lesions develop in the cortex or beneath the periosteum of the long bones, although a minority are intramedullary2.
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