Origin: Anc Greek
οστέον/osteoν(=bone) > ο (accumulate) + ίστημι/istimi(stand)
βλάστη> blastos (=sprout, germ)
>βάλ-λω/valo(=push, throw) + ίστημι/istimi(=put)
+ -ωμα/-oma(=-oma, suffix meaning a state or a condition eg disease condition)
The term was coined by by Jaffe HL and Lichtenstein L in 1956, independently.
Osteoblastoma is a type of benign tumor that is caused by embryonic cells, often called blasts in bones, comprising approximately 1% of primary bone tumors. Osteoblastoma frequently affects the long bones and the spine.