Cartilaginous tumors other than chondrosarcoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 December 2016, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Chondroma[title]

Related topics: Enchondroma of hands and feet, Enchondromas of long bones, Calcifying enchondroma, Juxtacortical (periosteal) chondroma , Soft tissue (extraskeletal) chondromas

Cite this page: Chondroma. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Benign cartilaginous tumor
  • Either enchondroma (arise from diaphyseal medullary cavity), subperiosteal/juxtacortical chondroma or soft tissue chondroma
  • Cytofluorometric DNA ploidy analysis may be useful in distinguishing these tumors from chondrosarcomas (Mod Pathol 1999;12:863)
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • 12q13-15 (HMGA2 / HMGI-C) is involved in structural rearrangements (also in other benign mesenchymal tumors, Mod Pathol 2003;16:1132)