What is the cause of exostosis?

What is the cause of exostosis?

The causes of exostosis depend on the type and location of the bone overgrowths. Common causes include injury, chronic irritation of a bone, or a family history of exostosis. In some cases, the cause of exostosis is unknown.

What problems do exostosis cause?

Many people with exostosis don’t have any symptoms. The bone growths themselves don’t cause pain, but they can cause problems when they put pressure on nearby nerves, limit your movement, or cause friction by rubbing against other bones or tissues. When symptoms do happen, they can include: Pain near the joint.

Can multiple Exostoses be cured?

Hereditary Multiple Exostosis Treatment The treatment for hereditary multiple exostosis is surgical removal of any growths that are causing pain or discomfort, or disrupting the child’s movement.

Do osteochondromas go away?

Hereditary multiple osteochondromas is a genetic condition, which won’t go away. However, some individual osteochondromas have been known to spontaneously regress and reabsorb into the bone.

How do you get rid of exostosis?

An exostosis may require no treatment at all. But in some cases, treatment may be necessary. For surfer’s ear: In more serious cases, surfer’s ear can be treated by an operation known as canalplasty. Wearing ear plugs or a head covering may be a way for surfers to avoid this type of exostosis.

Can exostosis be removed?

An exostectomy is the surgical removal of a bony prominence / outgrowth (exostosis). The aim of the surgery is to remove the bony prominence and reduce pain and deformity as a result.

Should I worry about osteochondroma?

Should I be Worried? It is rare for osteochondromas to require extensive treatment and surgery and even more rare for the benign bone tumors to become cancerous. Your child’s orthopedic specialist will walk you through the next steps and work with you and your child to monitor the tumor’s growth.

Is osteochondroma life threatening?

Osteochondromas are benign lesions that do not affect life expectancy.

What does exostosis look like?

When more than one abnormal bone growth (exostosis) appears, the cause is usually hereditary. HME is a rare condition that usually shows up in childhood. Sometimes it’s visible to the eye as a lump or protrusion of a bone. This form of exostosis usually occurs around the long bones of the leg.

Is exostosis a tumor?

What is an osteochondroma? Osteochondroma is the most common type of non-cancerous (benign) bone tumor. An osteochondroma is a hard mass of cartilage and bone that generally appears near the growth plate (a layer of cartilage at the ends of a child’s long bones).

Can exostosis be cancerous?

There’s about a 1 to 6 percent risk that a benign exostosis resulting from HME can become cancerous. When that happens, it’s called an osteosarcoma.

How long is exostosis surgery?

The operation usually takes between 15 – 30 minutes. You can usually go home the same day (you will be admitted for half a day).

Is exostosis surgery painful?

Exostosis, also called osteoma, is a benign growth of new bone on top of existing bone. It can occur in many parts of the body. When the exostosis is covered with cartilage, it’s called an osteochondroma. Exostosis can be painless, or it can cause severe pain and require surgical removal.