Symptoms & Signs
- Bone fracture, especially fracture from slight injury (trauma)
- Bone pain, may be worse at night
- Occasionally a mass and swelling can be felt at the tumor site
Note: Some benign tumors have no symptoms.
Diagnosis & Tests
- Alkaline phosphatase
- Bone biopsy
- Bone scan
- X-ray of bone
This disease may also affect the results of the following tests:
- Alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme
- Calcium (ionized)
- Extremity x-ray
- Hands x-ray
- Joints x-ray
- Serum calcium
- Serum phosphorus
Bone tumors : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Bone tumors : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Bone tumors : Treatment
Review Date : 11/5/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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