Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 4

Osteoid Osteoma in the Proximal Humerus in a 52-Year-Old - A Case Report

Richard S Kirby1, Sunny Gupta2, Irfan Chhipa2 and Mitesh Patel2

11Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
2Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, USA

*Corresponding Author: Mitesh Patel, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, USA.

Received: February 21, 2023; Published: March 15, 2023


Introduction: Osteoid osteoma is a rare bone tumor with high prostaglandin expression that often presents in the second decade of life and is usually responsive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

Aim: We report an osteoid osteoma of the proximal humerus in a 52-year-old, an unusual location and in a patient who is older than most who get these tumors.

Case Report: A 52-year-old man comes to the outpatient orthopedics office with R shoulder pain. After receiving a corticosteroid injection without relief of symptoms, further imaging studies revealed an osteoid osteoma in the proximal humerus which was unresponsive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapy. He underwent radiofrequency ablation of the lesion and was symptom free after the procedure.

Conclusion:Osteoid osteoma can appear in a wide variety of locations and in different age groups. Treatment with radiofrequency ablation is safe and effective.

Keywords: Osteoid Osteoma; NSAIDs; Radiofrequency Ablation; Computed Tomography; Humerus


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Citation: Mitesh Patel., et al. “Osteoid Osteoma in the Proximal Humerus in a 52-Year-Old - A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.4 (2023): 53-56.


Copyright: © 2023 Mitesh Patel., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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