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Title: Een zestienjarige jongen met aanslepende pijn aan de linkerheup
Author(s): WILLEKENS E, FEYEN J
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 73 Issue: 11 Date: 2017
Osteoid osteoma in the femoral neck of an adolescent: diagnosis and treatment with radiofrequency ablation
The medical history of a sixteen-year-old boy who presented with severe pain in the hip for seven months, is reported. Eventually, an osteoid osteoma in the left femoral neck was diagnosed and treated with radiofrequency ablation with excellent result. Often, there is a diagnostic delay due to the non-specific symptoms and limited visibility on X-Ray. To prevent this delay, an extensive investigation is necessary when patients complain of night pain.