Pathology dictionary -

Osteoid

Osteoid is a chemical that the body uses to make bone. Osteoid is made by special cells called osteoblasts which are responsible for making new bone. When viewed under the microscope, new osteoid looks blue but later turns pink as minerals such as calcium are added to make it stronger.


It is normal to find osteoid inside of bone. Osteoid can also be found inside non-bone tissue and when this happens it may be described as heterotopic ossification. Heterotopic ossification commonly develops after an injury, but it is often a normal finding in older adults.
Both non-cancerous and cancerous tumour cells can also make osteoid.

 

Non-cancerous tumours that make osteoid include:

  • Osteoid osteoma

  • Osteoblastoma
     

Cancerous tumours that make osteoid include:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Copyright 2017 MyPathologyReport.ca

For more information about this site, contact us at info@mypathologyreport.ca.

Disclaimer: The articles on MyPathologyReport are intended for general informational purposes only and they do not address individual circumstances. The articles on this site are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the MyPathologyReport site. The articles on MyPathologyReport.ca are intended for use within Canada by residents of Canada only.

Droits d'auteur 2017 MyPathologyReport.ca
Pour plus d'informations sur ce site, contactez-nous à info@mypathologyreport.ca.
Clause de non-responsabilité: Les articles sur MyPathologyReport ne sont destinés qu’à des fins d'information et ne tiennent pas compte des circonstances individuelles. Les articles sur ce site ne remplacent pas les avis médicaux professionnels, diagnostics ou traitements et ne doivent pas être pris en compte pour la prise de décisions concernant votre santé. Ne négligez jamais les conseils d'un professionnel de la santé à cause de quelque chose que vous avez lu sur le site de MyPathologyReport. Les articles sur MyPathologyReport.ca sont destinés à être utilisés au Canada, par les résidents du Canada uniquement.