An osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor that arises from osteoblasts and tend to be less than 1.5 cm in size, commonly located in long bones, such as the femur and tibia.

While osteoid osteoma can occur at any age, it is more common between the ages of 5 and 25, and nearly three times as likely to affect boys as girls.

Pt, usually children present with night cries, pains… suddenly wake up from sleep and start crying holding the limb…

This pain is relieved by taking ASPIRIN

Symptoms of osteoid osteoma include:

  • Dull, aching pain that comes and goes during the day
  • Sharp pain at night, when your child is at rest
  • Tenderness
  • A limp


X ray – will show the nidus with peripheral ring like sclerosis
MRI/CT – will confirm the diagnosis

RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) is a simple non surgical needle placement in CT guidance in the nidus and burn the lesion under GA and day care admission.

Results are very promising…..
Patient is relieved of the bone pain the same night other than the mild procedural pain.