American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A benign tumor composed of bony tissue, often developing on the skull.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a tumor composed of bony tissue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A tumor composed mainly of bone; a tumor of a bone.
- n. a slow growing benign tumor of consisting of bone tissue; usually on the skull or mandible
“We use RFA most commonly for benign bone growths such as an osteoid osteoma.”
“Later, however, upon further examination, it was determined that the symptoms of osteoma had disappeared entirely.”
“A number of year ago I had a malady that was diagnosed as osteoma of the jaw, that is, a bone tumor on my jaw.”
“_Lymphoma, enchondroma and osteoma_, if not too extensively involving the laryngeal walls, may be excised with basket punch forceps, but lymphoma is probably better treated by radium.”
“The severity of the symptoms depends to a large extent on the rapidity of growth of the tumour; thus an osteoma growing slowly from the inner table of the skull and implicating the brain may reach a considerable size without producing cerebral symptoms, while a comparatively small sarcoma or syphilitic gumma of rapid growth may endanger life.”
“_Osteoma_ occurs in two forms: the exostosis, which may be composed of cancellated or of compact tissue, and the diffuse osteoma or leontiasis ossea (Volume I., p. 485).”
“Less frequently fibroma, osteoma, and parasitic, hæmorrhagic, and other cysts are met with.”
“Note the osteoma within the right maxilla (arrowhead).”
“Sites of ivory osteoma are: a. Ivory osteoma. a. Outer tables of the skull (frontal region). b.”
“The commonest complication of cancellous osteoma is: bones. a. Pressure of near by artery leading to ischaemia. d.”
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