chondroid matrix

chondroid matrix

The ground substance of cartilage, which contains:
• Type II and X collagen;
• Chondroitin 4-sulphate;
• Chondroitin 6-sulphate;
• Keratan suphate;
• Aggrecan core protein.
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The mature chondrocytes are situated in a chondroid matrix.
Chondroid matrix and edema generate high signals, while signals are reduced with ossification.
Histologically, a vaguely multilobulated pattern comprising a variable admixture of myxoid and chondroid matrix was observed in all 51 cases, regardless of the subtype.
It was uncertain if these represented chondroid matrix or destruction of calcified costal cartilage.
Enchondromas are centrally located, geographic, and predominantly lytic-appearing lesions, which almost invariably contain a chondroid matrix when found in the long bones (Figure 5).
Findings on CT include a hypodense soft-tissue mass with scattered chondroid matrix calcifications.
Microscopically, it had an abundant amount of hyaline to chondroid matrix, with scattered microvascular channels sparsely populated by round to elongated cells singly and in small nests, becoming relatively cellular going toward the periphery (Figure 1).
There are coarse calcifications in the center of the lesion that represent the chondroid matrix, which is frequently a characteristic of chondroid tumors.
The histologic sections revealed lobules of circumscribed lesions made up of small chondrocytes with round nuclei in the lacunae and an intervening hematoxylin and eosinstained chondroid matrix.
Osteoid and chondroid matrix was detected focally surrounding the tumor cells (Figure 2, C).
Grade I tumors have an ample chondroid matrix with scattered clusters of chondrocytes with near-normal nuclei and no mitotic figures.
These chondroid islands exhibited varying amounts of interstitial chondroid matrix.