What is it?

Benign bone tumors are malignancies of the bone that are not cancerous. The most common bones involved are the largest ones- the femur, tibia, humerus, pelvis, spine and ribs. Benign bone tumors are more common in younger people, especially in children. Some benign tumors will stop growing once the skeleton stops growing.
The more common types of benign bone tumors:
-Enchondroma- start in the cartilage.
-Osteochondroma- made up of cartilage and bone and grows with skeletal growth. These tumors grow outside the bone.
- Nonossifying fibroma- the most common bone tumor in children. Usually discovered incidentally and goes away on its own.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Osteochondroma

Signs & symptoms

Bone tumor symptoms include swelling, lump, pain that increases in intensity, and fractures. Sometimes, there are no symptoms at all and the tumor is incidentally discovered on X-ray.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include imaging tests and a biopsy.


Treatment depends on the size, type and location of the tumor. Sometimes, treatment is not needed. Sometimes, a surgical removal is suggested. Some tumors removed may return.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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