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Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Osteoid Osteoma

ByMartin Torriani, Daniel I. Rosenthal

Osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor, may occur over a wide age range and in almost any bone, but is usually found in the lower extremities of children and young adults. The tumors are small, rarely exceeding 1.5 cm in diameter, appear to have little or no growth potential, and do not undergo malignant degeneration. Treatment is performed for pain control.