In general any abnormal growth in the bone may be called as tumor. It may be of two types-
Broadly they are of two types -
- Osteoid osteoma
Classification is mostly based upon the tissue of origin of the tumor cells and the type of matrix component present in the tumor. Given below is a chart which gives an overview of the types.
Usually the patient presents with pain, swelling in a bone or joint . A radographic evaluation with Xray is basic minimum . Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated in detail with furthur imaging modalities like MRI or CT scan after clinical correlation. Usually after complete clinical evaluation and radiological imaging a presumptive diagnosis is made. The diagnositic work up is completed with a biopsy which gives histological assesment of the tumors.