Osteoma physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maria Fernanda Villarreal, M.D. [2]

Overview

Common physical examination findings of osteoma include the nasal discharge, facial tenderness, and facial deformity.[1]

Physical Examination

Appearance

  • Patients are usually well-appearing

HEENT

  • General examination may show facial tenderness
  • Looking in the nose for signs of obstruction and nasal discharge
  • Shining a light against the sinus (transillumination) for signs of inflammation
  • Tapping over a sinus area to find dull sound
  • Physical deformity over mastoid, or facial area

References

  1. Greenspan A (1993). "Benign bone-forming lesions: osteoma, osteoid osteoma, and osteoblastoma. Clinical, imaging, pathologic, and differential considerations". Skeletal Radiol. 22 (7): 485–500. PMID 8272884.

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