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Peritumoral edema in osteoid osteoma on magnetic resonance imaging

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Objective.To determine whether there is a relationship between the peritumoral edema caused by osteoid osteoma seen on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and the patient’s age, duration of symptoms, or location of the lesion. Design and patients. All histologically proven osteoid osteomas seen in our institutions during a 5-year period in patients with known age, gender, duration of symptoms, and available radiological and MR imaging examinations were included in this study. The extent of the edema in the bone marrow and extraosseous soft tissue around the nidus of osteoid osteoma on T2-weighted MR imaging were graded from 1 (nonexistent) to 4 (extensive) by two masked observers. The relationships between the patient’s age, duration of symptoms, and location of lesions were evaluated by Pearson’s correlation coefficient and analysis of variance. Results.Twenty-seven cases met the inclusion criteria. The observer agreement on grading was good. Patients of 15 years of age or younger had significantly higher grades than patients older than 15 years. There was a moderate negative linear correlation between the patient’s age and peritumoral edema. No significant relationship was identified between edema and the duration of symptoms or the location of lesions. Conclusion. Osteoid osteomas in younger patients tend to be associated with more extensive peritumoral edema.

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Received: 13 March 1998 Revision requested: 3 August 1998 Revision received: 12 January 1999 Accepted: 2 March 1999

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Ehara, S., Rosenthal, D., Aoki, J. et al. Peritumoral edema in osteoid osteoma on magnetic resonance imaging. Skeletal Radiol 28, 265–270 (1999).

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