Enchondroma and chondrosarcoma of bone: clinical, radiologic, and histologic differentiation.

Title

Enchondroma and chondrosarcoma of bone: clinical, radiologic, and histologic differentiation.

Creator

Weiner Scott D

Publisher

Instructional course lectures

Date

2004
2004

Description

Intraosseous cartilage tumors are commonly encountered by orthopaedic surgeons during evaluation of a patient for undetermined pain; however, the possibility of missing a malignancy during examination is cause for concern. Surgery for enchondromas is not generally necessary but when clinical and radiographic features suggest a potential chondrosarcoma, prompt referral is necessary. Chondrosarcoma almost always occurs in adults. Patients usually present with pain and have characteristic findings on staging studies. Lucencies developing within the calcification, periosteal reactions, and a soft-tissue mass all are characteristic features of chondrosarcoma. Biopsies are not typically indicated because of the histologic similarity of benign and malignant cartilage lesions.

Subject

Humans; Biopsy; Radiography; Bone Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging/*pathology/therapy; Cartilage Diseases/diagnostic imaging; Chondroma/diagnostic imaging/*pathology/therapy; Chondrosarcoma/diagnostic imaging/*pathology/therapy; Diagnosis; Differential

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

645–649

Volume

53

Citation

Weiner Scott D, “Enchondroma and chondrosarcoma of bone: clinical, radiologic, and histologic differentiation.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 4, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5702.

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