What is a forehead osteoma removal?
Forehead osteomas are a relatively common and benign condition where a knob of normal bone forms under the skin. They can occur at birth, develop over many years or develop quickly. There is not distinct cause although I have seen it be hereditary.
Forehead Osteoma Removal
The bony knob can be single or multiple and can occur just about anywhere on the skull or face. Forehead osteomas frequently occur between the hairline and the eyebrows.
These non-mobile lumps of bone are generally benign and cause not specific problems other than cosmetic concern. It is interesting that some patients live with this condition for years because they don’t realize that the treatment is generally a simple office procedure.
About Forehead Osteomas
Most benign osteomas involve only the outer portion of the skull and are not at risk for perforation deeper into the skull or brain. A CT scan to make sure that there is no unusual plunging or deep extension of the lesion.
The treatment can frequently be performed with endoscopic technique through a button hole incision. It can be performed with local anesthesia, but due to the instrumentation required to remove the lump and smooth the bone, IV sedation is preferable.
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