Radiol Case Rep 2019 Mar 4;14(3):400-404. Epub 2019 Jan 4.
Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix Regional Campus, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, 350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA.
An osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor that arises from osteoblastic dysfunction and usually presents as nonspecific, nocturnal pain located in the diaphysis of long bones, with <1% occurring in the ribs. It is most commonly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or merely observed; when these treatments do no prove efficacious, either open surgery or interventional ablation are pursued. Herein, we report a rare case of an osteoid osteoma located in the rib of a 19-year-old male that was histologically diagnosed through computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy. Read More