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Benign Bone Tumor Removal
Author: Quỳnh Nguyễn
Review Date: August 6, 2018 | Last Modified: January 12, 2019
Benign Bone Tumor Removal

Definition

1. What is Benign Bone Tumor Removal?

Bone tumors develop when cells within a bone divide uncontrollably, forming a lump or mass of abnormal tissues.

Most bone tumors are benign. However, benign tumors are usually not life-threatening and, in most cases, will not spread to other parts of the body. Treatment options are wide-ranging—from simple observation to surgery to remove the tumor.

2. What is the purpose of Benign bone tumor removal?

Benign Bone Tumor Removal aims to remove the tumor and rebuild new, healthy bone where the tumor was removed.

Candidates

1. When is Benign bone tumor removal needed?

If your tumor is benign, your doctor may recommend just monitoring it closely to see if it changes. During this time, you may need periodic follow-up x-rays or other tests.

However, in some cases, your doctor may recommend removing the tumor (excision) or another surgical technique to reduce the risk of fracture and disability.

2. Who are eligible for Benign bone tumor removal?

In general, eligibility for Benign Bone Tumor Removal depends on the patient’s age, their overall health, together with the location the type and severity of the tumor.

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Cost

In Vietnam, the average cost of Benign Bone Tumor Removal ranges from 1.5 million to 6.5 million VND.

Generally, the cost of Benign Bone Tumor Removal varies on:

  • The method used
  • Type of anesthesia or sedation used
  • Other treatments performed in conjunction

Preparation

1. What should I do before Benign Bone Tumor Removal?

Before the surgery, talk with your doctor about possible complications and side effects of the procedure. You may also need to receive instructions on surgical after-care.

2. What should I do after Benign Bone Tumor Removal?

After the surgery, you will continue to see your doctor for regular follow-up visits and tests every few months.

Even though the tumor has disappeared, it is important to monitor your body for signs of recurrence. Tumors that come back may pose serious problems so it is important to detect them early.

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Procedure

1. How long does Benign Bone Tumor Removal last?

The time duration of the procedure varies on different cases and depends on many factors including:

  • The locations and the severity of the tumor
  • The procedure used, etc.

2. How is the procedure of Benign Bone Tumor Removal?

Surgical Benign Bone Tumor Removal includes both removing the tumor and the regeneration of new healthy bone at the site of the tumor.

The surgeon caring for these tumors must have knowledge and experience with specialized techniques for removing these tumors with minimal trauma to surrounding normal tissues.

Moreover, the surgeon must also have broad knowledge and experience with techniques for bone grafting and skeletal regeneration to provide young patients with the greatest possible chance of returning to full and unlimited activities following successful treatment.

As a result, most benign tumors respond very well to surgical removal. The likelihood that the tumor will come back is low, usually less than 5%.

However, some tumors, such as osteoid osteoma, are frequently treated by radio frequency ablation or thermal necrosis. These procedures require anesthesia and are often done as a combined approach. Patient evaluation is accomplished before the orthopaedic surgeon and radiologist examination.

3. What happens after the procedure?

The length and complexity of your recovery will depend upon a case-to-case basis.

As the treatment is finished, your doctor may order more x-rays and other imaging studies to confirm that the tumor is actually gone.

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Complications & Side Effects

1. What complications could arise from Benign Bone Tumor Removal?

Oftentimes, Benign Bone Tumor Removal is very straightforward and includes a biopsy for the tissue to be studied under the microscope. Once confirmation is made of the diagnosis as a benign lesion, usually the lesion will be curetted (scraped out) and bone grafted.

It is unusual to have major problems with this type of surgery. However, risks include nerve injury, infection, bleeding, and stiffness.

2. What are the possible side effects of Benign Bone Tumor Removal?

After Benign Bone Tumor Removal, some tumors may come back, even repeatedly, after appropriate treatment. Rarely, certain benign tumors can spread or become cancerous (metastasize).

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