Osteoid osteoma of the glenoid: minimally invasive treatment.
Bone and Bones
Osteoid osteoma is a benign neoplasm that is often associated with a delay in diagnosis and severe pain. When indicated, surgical extirpation can be quite difficult, depending on the anatomic site of the tumor. Recent advances in radiofrequency ablation have dramatically impacted the successful treatment of these lesions. In this paper, a case report with review of the literature is presented to update all orthopedic surgeons on the use of this technique-especially important since it may obviate the need for surgery for many patients.