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Osteoma Causes

There is no definite cause for osteoma.

Osteoma Definition

Osteoma is a generic term pertaining to a benign tumor growing in the bone. There are several types of osteoma, each occurring in a bone in a different area of the body.

Osteoma Diagnosis

Osteomas are generally detected via imaging studies such as X-rays, bone scans, CT (computerized tomography) scans, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans.

Osteoma Symptoms and Signs

In general, osteoma is characterized by a tumor growing in a bone. Specific symptoms vary according to the location or site of the tumor. Some cases of osteoma are asymptomatic.

Osteoma Treatment

Treatment for osteoma may involve symptom-alleviating medications and surgical removal of the affected areas. In cases where osteoma does not present with any symptoms, no treatment may be necessary.

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