Computer-assisted Localization of Osteoid Osteoma: An Initial Experience

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abstractThis article evaluates our initial experience with computer-assisted localization of osteoid osteoma. Nine patients with osteoid osteoma underwent minimally invasive computer-assisted surgery. Patients were followed prospectively for symptomatic relief and complications for an average of 31 months. Successful localization of osteoid osteoma occurred in 7 of 9 patients. Mean operative time was 88 minutes, and mean time to discharge was 1 day (range: same day to 2 days). No fractures, infections, or neurovascular complications occurred. Minimally invasive computer-assisted surgical excision of osteoid osteoma is a safe and feasible option for the surgical localization of osteoid osteoma. It is especially attractive for lesions located in poorly accessible anatomic sites.

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