Bone Tumor and Tumor like conditions

A bone tumor is a condition that results when cells forming bone tissue fail to grow normally. They can also grow too much or too less and this produces different tumors and related conditions. Here on this page we will see only conditions that are benign. This means that they do not spread to other parts of the body and remain in the place where they originated.

Bone tumors and tumor like conditions may not necessarily present them selves as a swelling or lump. They may present simply as pain or maybe a fracture or a defect in the shape of the bone.

Fibrous Dysplasia is a condition that occurs during the growing age. It results from failure of bone forming cells to produce bone. In place of bone fibrous tissue is formed. This tissue is weaker than bone. A fracture can occur through it. More about this condition at the fibrous dysplasia page.

Osteoid osteoma is a bone tumor that is commonly seen in young boys. It presents as bone pain that is typically more at night. Obvious swelling is usually not seen. To know more click here.

Bone cyst is a condition characterized by the presence of a fluid containing cavity within a bone. They are usually seen within 20 years of age. They usually cause no symptoms until a fracture occurs through the cyst. More information at the bone cyst page.

Another tumor occurring commonly in the second decade of life is the aneurysmal bone cyst. It consists of a blood filled cavity within the bone. This cavity may be divided into different chambers by walls of bone. The bone may become swollen and expanded. More on aneurysmal bone cysts at this page.

Normally cartilage is located at the ends of bones were they form joints. But at times this cartilage develops with in the bone. Such tumors of cartilage located with in bone tissue are called chondromas. They may cause no problem and may be discovered only after a fracture. Details about this tumor can be seen by clicking here.

The most common benign tumor of bone is a osteochondroma. They develop and enlarge during the growing age and stop after growth is complete. They usually present as a painless lump. Occasionally they can cause pressure symptoms on the adjoining structures. More on diagnosis and treatment at the osteochondroma page.

This page was created on 22nd October 2010

Fibrous Dysplasia

Osteoid Osteoma

Bone Cyst

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst



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