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I had a radiologist look at an X-ray and was told I have

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I had a radiologist look at an X-ray and was told I have exostosis on one of my toes. How can he tell it is this and nothing more sinister?
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  tazechip replied 23 days ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

May I first ask why you had the x-ray?

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
Pain in a different toe and ball of foot. Not related to this toe. Incidental finding on xray
Customer: replied 23 days ago.
Was told neuroma was problem.
Expert:  tazechip replied 23 days ago.

OK.

An exostosis is an extra bit of bone in that area--either growing off the bone in the toe or having formed outside the bone on it's own.

It sometimes can be from trauma but it isn't anything serious and doesn't need any treatment.

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
It it easy to differentiate on X-ray from something more sinister?
Expert:  tazechip replied 23 days ago.

Yes--very easy to differentiate and really a very simple diagnosis to make on the x-ray

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
Ok thank you. The radiologist was confident but the podiatrist acted like he had never seen one.
Expert:  tazechip replied 23 days ago.

The radiologist is right

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
Thank you, ***** *****'t know whether to send my picture for another evaluation
Expert:  tazechip replied 23 days ago.

No need for that--it's a simple diagnosis for a radiologist

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Customer: replied 23 days ago.
I sure will. Thank you.
Expert:  tazechip replied 23 days ago.

Take care