Frequency of Benign Bone Tumor Referred to a Teaching Hospital in Northern Iran

A delay in diagnosis and inadequate treatment of Benign bone tumors may lead to malignant transformation or damage to other internal organs with time. We decided to Survey the frequency of benign bone tumors and its related factors in patients in a ten-year period referred to Orthopaedic ward of Poursina Hospital, Rasht.

Materials and Methods

A descriptive retrospective study was designed on bone tumors collected from medical records of 2007 – 2017 patients referred to Guilan university of medical sciences. All the demographic data were collected and analyzed.


The mean age of patients with benign tumors of bone in this investigation was the 43.5 ± 12.93 years. The highest percentage of patients with benign tumors of bone were males (63.9%). The highest percentage of benign tumor of bone was multiple exostosis 25% followed by osteochondroma 22.2% and then osteoid stoma by 16.7%. Using Fisher's exact test showed a statistically significant relationship between gender, age, educational level and location of the benign tumors of bone seen in this study (P=0.001).


Exotosis and osteochondroma are the most common benign bone tumors, and are more in the lower limb in the male gender -Blood pressure and higher education level were the common associated findings.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Iranian Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, Volume:17 Issue:1, 2019
14 - 19  
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