Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor found almost exclusively in adolescents and young adults.
The symptom of osteoid osteoma is pain. It is typically worse at night and improves with NSAIDs such as Motrin.
Diagnosis can be made with plain radiograph films. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to make a precise diagnosis. If the imaging features are consistent with osteoid osteoma, a biopsy is usually not warranted.
The most common treatment for osteoid osteoma is percutaneous (through the skin) ablation.
A CT scan is a set of pictures that show the inside of any part of the body.
A MRI is a test that uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to take pictures of the inside of the body.