What are the types of bone-producing spinal tumors?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Andrew A Sama, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Bone-producing tumors of the spine include the following (see the images below):

  • Osteoid osteoma - Benign and locally self-limited
  • Osteoblastoma - Benign but locally expansile and aggressive
  • Osteosarcoma - Malignant spindle cell lesion that produces osteoid
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Spinal tumors. Higher magnification of osteoblasto Spinal tumors. Higher magnification of osteoblastoma.

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