true chondroma

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true chondroma


A benign intramedullary tumour of hyaline cartilage that forms tumours in the medulla of metaphyseal bone and measures up to 5 cm, which accounts for 10% of all benign bone tumours. Half occur in the tubular bones of the hands/feet, especially fingers and toes.

Clinical findings
Most enchondromas of long bones (e.g., femur) are incidental findings in younger patients (age 15–40). Phalangeal enchodromas may predispose to fractures. 

Solitary Enchondroma.
Multiple Enchondromatosis/Ollier disease.
Maffucci syndrome Multiple enchondromas and soft tissue haemangiomas.
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