- a benign tumor composed of osseous tissue.
Origin of osteoma
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The multiple variety of osteoma is considered with the diseases of bone.
Osteoma—usually the ivory variety—may originate in the wall of the orbit, or may spread from the adjacent sinuses.
Subungual exostosis is an osteoma growing from the terminal phalanx of the great toe (Fig. 107).
Clinically, the osteoma forms a hard, indolent tumour attached to a bone.
- a benign tumour composed of bone or bonelike tissue
- A benign tumor composed of bony tissue, often developing on the skull.
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