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about six months ago I hit the top of my head on the corner of a shed. I developed a bump that never went away. I went to a dermatolagist who cut it a said it was deeper and sent me to a plastic surgeon. I haven't gone yet but does anyone have any suggestion on if it can be removed. Its not a cyst so I think it may be like a calcium buildup.
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replied February 12th, 2012
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If it is an exostosis (bump of bone), it is possible to take it off. However, most surgeons will recommend that they be left alone, if they are not bothering you or in a conspicuous spot.

It would entail reflection the soft tissue off the bone, then using a chisel and hammer, the bone is carefully knocked off (just like a bump on a log). The soft tissue is replaced over the area and closed. So, you trade a scar for the bump.

But, yes, it is possible to remove exostoses.

Good luck.
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